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can penicillin be used to treat chlamydia

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Chlamydia: Penicillin does not work on chlamydia, tetracycline, doxycycline, zithromax are some of the antibiotics that treat chlamydia.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlon White
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Penicillin is not correct therapy. . Azithromycin or Doxycycline will work.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not much: Chlamydia responds to azithromycin, levofloxacin, flagyl, or doxycycline. It doesn't respond to penicillin v.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are several antibiotic options for treating chlamydia infections. A primary care doctor can review the options for a patient, especially if the ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mirella Mircescu
Specializes in Infectious Disease
No: Nausea and vomiting are unfortunate side effects of antibiotics. Doxycycline is one of the antibiotics that can commonly have that side effect in some ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Rocephin&Zithromax/t: We do not use penicillin to treat gonorrhea due to resistance to penicillin.We use a shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) which is a cephalosporin, or cefex ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Haven't hear of: Using it for this purpose (?). Treatment for chlamydia include single dose zithromax or 7 day treatment with doxycline, Erythromycin or amoxicillin. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is a type of tetracycline, usually the first treatment is zithromycin, but with any treatment both people must be treated and re- tetsed to make su ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
NO: While this med is often used for bacterial vaginitis & a long list of other bacterial infections, there is no indication that it would be an effective ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Chlamydia: I would see a doctor, get a definitive diagnosis of Chlamydia, since other STD's have similar symptoms. Treatment will require a prescription; there i ... Read More

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