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A 21-year-old female asked:

I am wondering on why an individual would be on azithromycin 10 day and twice daily treatment? and if this will cure chlamydia?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Chlamydia: This does seem to be a very odd prescription. Unless one has the newer drug resistant chlamydia. This bug, as well as gonorrhea, are getting harder to treat...
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Bad infection: If someone had an infection that the doctor thought was deep in the tissue, they might prescribe Azithromycin for 10 days. This a long time for that medicine, however. Yes it does treat chlamydia, but you dont need 10 days to treat it. A person treated for chlamydia should go back after treatment to get another culture for a 'test of cure' to ensure complete treatment.
Dr. John Holden
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Not the CDC dosing: Yes, this would cure chlamydia ( and many other things as well!) but it is not the dose recommended by the centers for disease control. That dose is one gram, once. Because azythromycin has been linked with sudden death in certain patients, it is not recommended to deviate from the ascribed dosing.

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