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A 46-year-old male asked:

i was on oral doxycycline & azithro prior to my ceftriaxone inj & azithro gonorrhea treatment. could the prior antibiotics cause failure in treatment

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Efficacy: The treatment should still be effective in eradicating the gonorrhea. A follow-up test in week or so after treatment should be done though.

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A 46-year-old male asked:

I was on oral doxycycline & azithro prior to my Ceftriaxone inj & azithro gonorrhea treatment. Could the prior antibiotics cause failure in treatment? Or would the ceftraixone injection alone reliably cure the gonorrhea?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
No and yes with: some caveats. Prior antibiotics do not cause treatment failure. Ceftriaxone is the most reliable treatment except for some exceptions, i.e., multiply resistant strains.

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