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Solosec Side Effects

Generic Name: secnidazole

Note: This document contains side effect information about secnidazole. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Solosec.

For the Consumer

Applies to secnidazole: oral granule, oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, secnidazole (the active ingredient contained in Solosec) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking secnidazole:

More Common

  • Itching of the vagina or genitals
  • thick, white vaginal discharge with mild or no odor

Less Common

  • Pain in the vagina or genital area

Some side effects of secnidazole may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less Common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to secnidazole: oral granule for reconstitution

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Vulvovaginal candidiasis, vulvovaginal pruritus[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting have also been reported during postmarketing experience with other 2 g formulations outside the US.[Ref]

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting[Ref]

Nervous system

Dysgeusia and headache have also been reported during postmarketing experience with other 2 g formulations outside the US.[Ref]

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dysgeusia[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Solosec (secnidazole)." Symbiomix Therapeutics , Newark, NJ.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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