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can amoxicillin be used to treat chlamydia

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Clamydia: Not that I am aware of. May be being treated for gonorrhea?

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics : You should see your pcp and have this evaluated.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Minimal help: The emergence of strains of gonorrhea resistant to the penicillin group of meds in the late 70's make this a poor choice.Amoxicillin may have some eff ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need more than that: It is not the doc for chlamydia u need zithromycin or Doxycycline and if u have pid with other organisms as well you need multiple antibiotics and st ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not effectively: It might kill a few gonorrhea but many strains are resistant. It is a 3rd tier treatment for chlamydia if taken long enough. If you think you were ex ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If dosed right: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would help kill off some strains of gonorrhea, but not all. It would likely do nothing for chlamydia and many ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Chlaymydia: Unlikely. Penicillins work by inhibiting cell wall synthesis and inducing autolysis. Since Chlamydia has no cell wall this is not appropriate therapy. ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
It could, but...: The efficacy isn't as good as Azithromycin or doxycycline. If you are given amoxicillin, it is highly recommended you have a repeat test after treatm ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Treat Chlamydia: Amoxicillin is not an effective antibiotic for infections with chlamydia.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sorry: Sorry, but penicillin does not treat chlamydia. We usually use azithromycin, erythromycin, or doxycycline.

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