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A 48-year-old member asked:

If i have an std, like gonorrhea or chlamydia, and happen to be allergic to penicillin, what antibiotic can i take?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Rocephin&Zithromax/t: We do not use penicillin to treat gonorrhea due to resistance to penicillin.We use a shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) which is a cephalosporin, or cefexime asingle dose of 400mgm by mouth or spectomycine can be used 2gm single doseim.But specticomycine is not available in us for chlamydia we use single dose of zithromax 1gm or vibramycine for 10 days.
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