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how long does it take for chlamydia medication to work

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
A few days: If the spotty bleeding is due to your chlamydia, it probably will take a few days to go away.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
About a week: The infection will be gone in a week or so. Ideally, you should avoid sex that long. Treatment failure is uncommon, but if it happens to one of you, t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chlamydia : Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics. It is often treated with one dose of Azithromycin or Doxycycline twice a day for seven days. People with chlam ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
You need to : Complete treatment and wait for at least 7 days for the medication to be fully effective and for you to have sex.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Length of Rx: It depends on the length of the antibiotic rx that is given and whether it is completed properly. Most rx's take one to two weeks of rx.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience in General Practice
1 g orally: The CDC recommends Azithromycin 1 g orally in a single dose to treat Chlamydia and than you should be fine.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Depends: You just have to try it and see. I usually see how it goes for 3 months before i switch to others.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience in Pediatrics
A week: You have to give it at least a week. Keeps the new lesions for occurring, doesn't treat the lesions that are already there as well.
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Quickly: It takes just a few hours to kill the bacteria but the symptoms may lag behind.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Mebendazole: What are you treating?
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
1 to 3 hours: Claritin d is a combination antihistamine [claritin= loratadine] and d= decongestant pseudoephedrine. This product is rapidly absorbed then metaboliz ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Sulfa meds: They start killing germs within minutes. But this depends on the germs being treated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kuglitsch
40 years experience in Urology
Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is an Alpha blocker and work within 24 hours regarding its effects. If given for obstructive voiding then effects are usually seen ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Hyoscyamine: Is anticholinergic & antispasmodic agent , which is a racemic component of Atropine with twice the potency of atropine. Is used in gastrointestinal & ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
2 days: Assuming you took the 2 gram Azithromycin course of treatment.Longer for doxycycline. For safety use condom for a week.Get the infected partner treat ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience in Urogynecology
Quickly: Immediate release oxybutinin taken orally begins to work in 20-30 minutes.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: in acute upper respiratory tract inflammation, might work right away, but in chronic conditions would take about 2-3 days to work, given that it is ta ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archibald Miller
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Gastritis: This medication should start having an effect within 2 hours of oral intake.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Same day: You should be able to hopefully notice some results withing the same day you take it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
a few days: A few days.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lisinopril: Lisinopril is used for many things. For blood pressure changes can be seen in a week or so. For heart failure and other uses it can take 6 weeks or mo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Gardasil : Any vaccine takes two to four weeks to induce antibodies for protection. It will be the same for gardasil. However, immunity will be stronger after th ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: if taken on empty stomach, 30 minutes should be enough to feel its effect, if on a full stomach takes longer, check that you have taken the right dose ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Another question?: Naphcon a shrinks blood vessels and makes the eye appear less red. However, the more important question is why your eye is red to begin with. Redness ... Read More

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