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Resources: Medication handouts

Acyclovir and Valacyclovir Treatment

Jul 4, 2019

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

Acyclovir / Valacyclovir treatment handout - updated July 2019

Azithromycin Treatment

Jul 4, 2019

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

Azithromycin treatment handout - updated July 2019

Cefixime Treatment

Jul 4, 2019

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

Cefixime treatment handout - updated July 2019

Ceftriaxone Treatment

Jul 4, 2019

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

Ceftriaxone treatment handout - updated July 2019

Doxycycline Treatment

Jul 4, 2019

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

Doxycycline treatment handout - updated July 2019

Fluconazole Treatment

Jul 4, 2019

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

Fluconazole treatment handout - updated July 2019

Genital Wart (HPV) Treatment

Jul 4, 2019

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.

Genital wart treatment handout - updated July 2019

Levonorgestrel Emergency Contraception

Jul 5, 2019

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.

Levonorestrel Emergency Contraception handout - updated July 2019

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.

Metronidazole Treatment

Jul 4, 2019

Metronidazole is an antibiotic taken by mouth for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) or certain sexually transmitted infections (STI).

Metronidazole treatment handout - updated July 2019

Nitrofurantoin

Jul 4, 2019

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat or prevent lower urinary tract infections.

Nitrofurantoin treatment handout - July 2019

Penicillin G Benzathine (Bicillin® L-A) for Treatment of Syphilis

Jul 5, 2019

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.

Bicillin treatment handout - updated July 2019

Yeast and Fungal Infections: Internal and External Genital Treatments

Jul 4, 2019

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.

Yeast/fungal infection treatment handout - updated July 2019