Detailed information about different medications used to treat STIs, developed by the BC Centre for Disease Control Pharmacy. Available in various languages.
Metronidazole is an antibiotic taken by mouth for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) or certain sexually transmitted infections (STI).
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat or prevent lower urinary tract infections.
Penicillin G Benzathine (Bicillin® L-A) for Treatment of Syphilis
Bicillin® L-A (long-acting penicillin G benzathine) is the preferred antibiotic treatment for syphilis. It is given by intramuscular injection in two divided doses into each hip/buttock muscle at the same visit.
Yeast and Fungal Infections: Internal and External Genital Treatments
Medications for the treatment of symptoms caused by yeast and fungal infections are available “over-the-counter” (OTC). This medication handout provides information about treatment with topical creams and vaginal inserts. For information about oral treatment, see fluconazole handout.
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