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Medication Handouts

Detailed information about different medications used to treat STIs, developed by the BC Centre for Disease Control Pharmacy. Available in various languages.

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Acyclovir and Valacyclovir Treatment

Acyclovir (Zovirax®) and Valacyclovir are antiviral medications taken by mouth for the treatment of genital herpes.

Amoxicillin Treatment

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic taken by mouth for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

Azithromycin Treatment

Azithromycin is an antibiotic taken for the treatment of certain sexually transmitted infections.

Cefixime Treatment

Cefixime (Suprax®) is an antibiotic taken by mouth used for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

Ceftriaxone Treatment

Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic given by injection into a muscle for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

Doxycycline Treatment

Doxycycline is an antibiotic taken by mouth for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

Fluconazole Treatment

Fluconazole is an antifungal medication used to treat vaginal candidiasis (yeast infections due to Candida species).

Genital Wart (HPV) Treatment

There are several different types of treatment for HPV (genital wart) infection. How you respond to treatment, and how long it takes your body to clear an HPV (genital wart) infection, will depend on your general health and your body’s natural defenses (immune system). This handout describes the various treatment options.

Levonorgestrel Emergency Contraception

Levonorgestrel (Plan B® or generic equivalent), is a progestin-only emergency contraceptive pill used to prevent pregnancy after sex. The tablet (pill) should be taken as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours of last sexual contact. It can work up to 5 days (120 hours) after sex, but is less effective with time.

Medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera®) Treatment

Medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera®) a form of progesterone given by injection into a muscle for the prevention of pregnancy. For more information refer to the Options for Sexual Health medication handout.

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