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A 21-year-old female asked:

Any reason why my doctor put me on one tablet of doxycycline 100 mg for 7 days to treat chlamydia? recommended dose is twice daily. will it clear?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Likely: I'm guessing that they might have made a mistake with the prescriptions, but I would also guess that you will be adequately treated. If you're at all worried, you can go back to clinic or doctor and ask for a test of cure, a repeat chlamydia test, to make sure that the infection is cleared, that's definitely an option. Or call your doctor's office and ask for recommendation as well.
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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Doxy dose: I am not sure why the dosage of doxycycline was 100 mg once daily. Maybe some miscommunication? At any rate, I think it is a good idea to be retested and to be sure that the chlamydia is gone. Take precautions to protect your partner until that time that you come back negative.
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Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Discuss with doctor: Your doctor must be having reason toper scribe you 100mg daily for 7 days.this dose may clear your chlamydia .
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Dr. James Lin
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Urology 53 years experience
Ask Doc as needed...: That is right twice daily. So, you may ask your Doc for confirming his intent or just overlook now or just wait and see how you may respond to current regimen, and ask him at follow-up and testing for cure. Best wish ...
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Took 14 day dose of doxycycline for chlamydia and a rocephin shot for gonarrhea, when I get retested could I still have those two if havent had any sexual interaction with anyone that could be infected since Ive been treated, or would I be cleared?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Yes Good idea to get confirmation to see if treatment was successful.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Two days after finishing a seven day doxycycline course on chlamydia, I took another test with positive result, how long it takes to clear completely?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Will 100 mg of doxycycline twice a day for seven days treat chlamydia and ghonorrhea?
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Only Chlamydia: Chlamydia yes; gonorrhea no. You need a shot of Ceftriaxone for gonorrhea.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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