U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 30-year-old member asked:

what is the antibiotic for chlamydia?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 27 years experience
A few: Amoxicillin; azithromycin-zithromax; doxycycline-doryx; vibramycin, ; vibra-tabs erythromycin-e-base; erythrocin; levofloxacin-levaquin; ofloxacin-floxin it depends on you allergy profile, previous exposure, tolerance, age, pregnancy staus. I like zithromax.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 19-year-old female asked:

What is the chances of a antibiotic for chlamydia not working ?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahareh Fazilat
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Chlamydia: If the medication is taken properly it should work. Often the improper intake of the medication and the lack of treatment of the partner or re-exposure to the infection through unprotected sex is the reason for the failure of the treatment.
San Francisco, CA
A 26-year-old female asked:

Can someone have chlamydia even if its test is negative? Is antibiotic for chlamydia not necessary when treating pid and its result is negative?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
It depends: The chlamydia tests are highly accurate; a negative result is nearly 100% proof no infectio is present. Many kinds of bacteria contribute to PID. Treatment usually should cover chlamydia even if a chlamydia test is negative: better safe than sorry.
San Jose, CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

Tested positive for chlamydia. Today I got a shot of antibiotics instead of pills. How long will it take for symptoms to go away?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Maybe gonorrhea?: Are you sure the test wasn't positive for gonorrhea, not chlamydia? No injection treats chlamydia -- at least none that is commonly used -- but gonorrhea is treated with a shot of the antibiotic ceftriaxone. If gonorrhea, symptoms should stop getting worse within a day and start improving after that. For chlamydia, it's somewhat slower. For both, complete clearing may take a week or more.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Apr 17, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.