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Is doxylag considered a suitable antibiotic to treat a mycoplasma genitalium infection? if not, please advise which antibiotic is more preferred

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not reliable: Doxycycline (Doxylag and other brands) sometimes works against M. genitalium but is not reliable. However, doxy is one of the best treatments for nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), even though 10-15% of NGU is due to MG. If you have a proved MG infection (positive test) or have NGU that didn't respond to doxy or azithromycin, ask your doctor about moxifloxacin.

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Last updated Feb 9, 2016

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