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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have giving my male partner metronidazole to treat chlamydia. is he cured, because he has taking it for 7 days? should i have sex and oral sex?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Won't fix it: I can understand you using some left over med to treat someone for what you assume is the problem but if it is chlamydia, metronidazole is not going to cure it. This is a good question to ask, and it points out the confusion over std's.Meds that cure one don't cure all. And without proper diagnosis and treatment you can end up sterile when you get chlamydia because of the shortcut..
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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A 33-year-old male asked about a 23-year-old male:
Im diagnosed with Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Doctor prescribed me Moxifloxacin 400mg daily for 14 days + Metronidazole for 7 days.I asked for antibiotic injections, he refused and said Moxifloxacin for 14 days is more than enough. I am worried.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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However, if you were diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease due to gonorrhea and/or chlamydia, this treatment may be appropriate. However, even then, usually treatment would start with a single large dose of ceftriaxone, either IV or by intramuscular injection.
Nov 15, 2019
A 18-year-old female asked:
Does a week of taking metronidazole get rid of chlamydia?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Nope: Metronidazole is not effective against chlamydia. The recommended treatments are doxycycline (or other tetracycline) or azithromycin.
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Last updated Mar 1, 2019

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