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Trichomoniasis Treatment

Method of treatment. Oral antibiotics

Length of treatment. Approx. 7 days (but may vary)

Further actions.

+ Abstain from any sexual intercourse for 7 days.
+ Test of cure 2 weeks after finishing treatment.


+ Collect In Person: London, Birmingham & East Midlands
+ Receive By Post: UK

Cost of treatment. £90 (£30 if you tested with us)

Same Day Treatment Available

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The Process

Request Follow Up Call

When you are ready to take the next steps, we will ask you to request a follow up call from ourselves (at your convenience).

Dispense Medications

Your clinician will ring you to discuss any questions you may have and dispense the appropriate medications

Collect or Mail Treatment

You can either collect the medications from the clinic or have it posted to you.

Further Actions

You will need to avoid having sex for 7 days and ensure your partner(s) are also tested & treated.

We follow guidelines set by

Medicine is a complicated subject and sometimes these guidelines don’t always hold the answers.

For example, treating an STI in a patient who has developed a resistance to routinely used antibiotics.

Unlike most private clinics, we have medical consultants here to help you navigate through such problems and get you on the right track in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Trichomoniasis be cured?

Yes, Trichomoniasis can be cured.

Can Trichomoniasis be treated?

Trichomoniasis is treated with a 7 day course of oral antibiotics. It is important to complete the full course of your antibiotics. Your clinician will explain how to take the antibiotics that have been prescribed to you.

How effective is the treatment for Trichomoniasis?

First-line treatment for Trichomoniasis is up to 96% effective. In the unlikely event of treatment failure, other treatment options will be discussed and used until the infection is cured.

What are the causes of treatment failure?

Treatment failure is possible and is seen in 5-15% of patients receiving their first line treatment.

Common causes of treatment failure are:

  • Not being able to take the antibiotics as prescribed, for example, missing one or more tablets.
  • Vomiting or having a loose motion soon after taking the antibiotics.
  • Being prescribed an inadequate dose of antibiotics.
  • You (and your partners) have sexual contact with each other before the infection has been properly treated.
  • You are infected with a resistant type of Trichomoniasis.
  • You develop antibiotic resistance while taking the antibiotics.

What happens if I have symptoms after finishing my treatment?

If you are still experiencing symptoms after completing your treatment, it is important to do a test of cure to rule out any possibility of treatment failure.

Please get in touch with us so that we can arrange this for you.

Will my partner also need to be treated?

If you have tested positive for Trichomoniasis, it is important for your partner to be tested and treated as well.

Do I need a follow-up after finishing my treatment?

Due to a high risk of reinfection, especially amongst women, a test of cure is necessary two weeks after completing your treatment.

Can I take anything at home to help?

You can take simple paracetamol for relieving any pain or discomfort caused by your symptoms.

Are there any side-effects to Trichomoniasis treatment?

Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting and a slight metallic taste in your mouth. It is recommended to take the medication in combination with food in order to minimise potential side effects.

Can I be treated for Trichomoniasis if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes. It is advisable to treat Trichomoniasis in pregnant and breastfeeding people.

Can I take Trichomoniasis treatment alongside other medications?

Your clinician will discuss this with you before dispensing your medication. Please contact the clinic if you have forgotten, or need clarification, on the advice that you were given.

Can I drink alcohol whilst taking Trichomoniasis treatment?

It is not recommended to consume alcohol during treatment and up to 48 hours after the last dose as it may cause or increase side effects such as rapid heartbeat, skin flushing, nausea and vomiting.

How long do I have to wait until I can have sex again?

It is important to abstain from sexual intercourse until the full treatment is completed and all symptoms are cleared.

What complications can Trichomoniasis lead to, if untreated?

If left untreated, long-term complications can occur, such as:

  • Genital and urethral inflammation risk of contracting other STIs and viruses such as HIV, Herpes, and HPV.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease in women.
  • Acute and chronic prostatitis in men.
  • Increased cervical or prostate cancer risk, especially if co-infected with HPV.
  • Infertility.


Trichomoniasis Test (inc. consultation) £150

Trichomoniasis Test (exc. consultation) £90

Trichomoniasis Treatment (if tested elsewhere) £90

Trichomoniasis Treatment (if tested with us) £30

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Reviewed by: Magdalena Nowacka

Written By: Jackie Winge

Last reviewed date: 12 September 2023

Next review due: 12 September 2026

Whilst this content is written and reviewed by sexual health specialists, it is for general guidance only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your clinician.

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