Table 3

Percentage distribution and total number of medications prescribed for the diagnosis of vaginal trichomoniasis by private physicians in Peru in the IMS sample

1983 and 19851990 and 19911992 and 19931994 and 19951996 and 1997
*Nitroimidazoles available orally include tinidazole, metronidazole, secnidazole, nimorazole, and ornidazole in decreasing order of frequency.
†Topical nitroimidazoles include metronidazole or tinidazole. Antifungals used topically include nystatin, clotrimazole, miconazole, tioconazole, isoconazole, boric acid with or without dexamethasone or with nifuratel, and amphotericin plus tetracycline. Other intravaginal preparations include estriol, povidone-iodine, nitrofurans, and polycresulen ovules.
Oral nitroimidazoles* 94.6%95.6%61.8%65.8%54.3%
Intravaginal preparations†
Nitroimidazole + antifungal42.9%36.3%53.1%62.6%75.9%
Other intravaginal preparations13.6%6.3%3.7%7.2%14.5%
Solcotricovac (lactobacilli -injectable IM)0.0%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Estimated total number of medications prescribed for trichomoniasis ×103348274394490567