What Antibiotics Can Be Used to Treat Trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis indicates a sexually transmitted disease or infection caused from a parasite called Trichomonas. The parasite mainly spreads from anal, oral or vaginal sex and requires treatment by the help of antibiotics. If the problem remains untreated, the infection may increase the chance or risk related to HIV problem.

Symptoms of Trichomoniasis Infection

A large number of infected women do not experience any symptom related to Trichomoniasis problem. However, if you experience any symptom, it may appear within 5 days to 28 days after your exposure. In general, the symptoms include-

  • Itching and irritation in the genital or vaginal area
  • Frothy or thin discharge with unusual and foul order, which further may be white, clear, greenish or yellowish
  • Feeling of discomfort during urination and sexual activities
  • Pain in the abdominal area (although the symptom is a rare one)

In case you or your partner has Trich infection, both should immediately consult with gynecologist and urologist.

Treatment of Trichomoniasis Infection

A positive aspect in this case is that Trich i.e. Trichomoniasis infection is curable. Only patients and their partners have to take a single dosage consisting of many antibiotic tablets. If you follow the necessary precautions, you may cure easily within a period of only one week.

What Antibiotics Can Be Used to Treat Trichomoniasis?

What Antibiotics Can Be Used to Treat Trichomoniasis?


Metronidazole is an antibiotic medicine that fights with parasites and bacteria. The main role of this antibiotic dosage is to treat infections in liver, stomach, vagina, joints, skin, respiratory tract and brain. For this, the antibiotic prevents the growth of specific parasites and bacteria in humans. The generic Metronidazole medicine comes mainly in two brands i.e. Protostat and Flagyl.


Tinidazole is another type of antibiotic medicine fights with parasites and bacteria present in the human body. The antibiotic is useful for the treatment of specific infections caused from bacteria, like vaginal or intestinal infections. Even you will find the antibiotic, as useful to treat various STIs i.e. sexually transmitted infections, including the Trichomoniasis infection. The mentioned generic antibiotic medicine is available under the brand name of Tindamax.

Key Facts and Precautions to Intake the Antibiotics

Both of the mentioned antibiotic drugs i.e. Metronidazole and Tinidazole are helpful in killing the Trichomonas and similar type of parasite. Especially, Metronidazole is preferable, as it remains available in different forms, such as creams and pills. However, doctors often recommend for pills, as they work in a better way to treat Trich infections.

If you have to take multiple dosages in a single day, it is essential for you to intake the drug according to the directions and/or instructions given by your doctor. It is very much essential to complete the medicine course even when your symptoms gone completely. Both of the antibiotic medicines named Metronidazole and Tinidazole perform their functions in a well manner and they are equally safe. However, doctors recommend for Metronidazole at first.

Irrespective of the drug prescribed by your doctor, it is essential for you to stay away or strictly avoid drinking alcohol and intake any toxic component for a specific period. In case of metronidazole medicine, you have to avoid alcohol intake for only 1 day/24 hours or 2 days/48 hours after you take the last dose. On the other side, in case of Tinidazole, you should wait for 3 days/72 hours after you intake the last dose. In case you intake alcohol or any other similar toxic component, you experience vomiting and severe form of nausea.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:April 30, 2019

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