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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets treat chlamydia?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Chlaymydia: Unlikely. Penicillins work by inhibiting cell wall synthesis and inducing autolysis. Since Chlamydia has no cell wall this is not appropriate therapy. Azithromycin or doxycycline are the best alternatives.
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: No not the appropriate antibiotic. In my community the chlamydia is not fully cleared.
Last updated Apr 18, 2020

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