A 29-year-old female asked:
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My doctor prescribed me 400 mg single dose cefixime and 1 g azithromycin single dose 2 weeks apart for a suspected pid. Is this effective?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Maybe not: The Azithromycin will treat chlamydia. Cefixime is no longer recommended for treatment of gonorrhea in the U.S. Because of drug resistance. The recommended treatment here is with a 250 mg injection of ceftriaxone.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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