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A 22-year-old male asked:

Assuming the bacteria is unknown. what antibiotic is best for epidymitis/ prostatitis? levaquin or cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and why? generally speaking overall.

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Urgent Care 21 years experience
CDC guidelines: CDC creates guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic epididymitis. Chronicity is defined as greater than 6 weeks of symptoms. The most common treatment is to treat for both N. Gonorrhoeae and C. Trachomatis (Chlamydia and Gonorrhoeae). The treatment is Ceftriaxone 250mg IM (shot) and 10 days of Doxycycline 100mg po x2 Anal sex different* http://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/epididymitis.htm
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