United Arab Emirates
A 25-year-old male asked:
What is the best antibiotic for gonorrhea? is ciprobay effective?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Not recommended: Hi. A single IM injection of ceftriaxone and a single oral dose of azithromycin are what is currently recommended. Ciprofloxacin is not a recommended treatment. If your doc prescribed ciprofloxacin, please see an infectious disease specialist to get adequate treatment. Your partner(s) should also be tested and treated. Good luck!
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Pain Management 17 years experience
QRNG: Fluoroquinolones including Cipo should not be used as a treatment option for uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhea, unless local resistance patterns are known. Treatment must also include Chlamydia trachomatis, Optimal treatment option is Ceftriaxone 250 mg intramuscular in a single dose for treatment of gonococcal infection plus Azithromycin 1 gram in a single oral dose.
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Last updated Jul 4, 2018
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