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Does the antibiotic azithrin (used for STD infection) interfere with the reliability of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Does the antibiotic azithrin (used for STD infection) interfere with the reliability of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

No: Despite prior warnings about antibiotics interfering with the efficacy of oral contraceptives, this advice has now changed. You no longer need to use an extra method of contraception with the pill, patch or vaginal ring while you take a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Which antibiotics will treat stds?

Which antibiotics will treat stds?

Varies: This depends on the STD. There are at least a dozen illnesses than can pass through sexual contact.Some STD's are viral and may benefit from antiviral treatment for control, but not cure. A targeted evaluation and specific treatment by a physician is needed for the best outcome. ...Read more

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Are there antibiotic resistant stds?

Are there antibiotic resistant stds?

Yes: First off, many STDs are viral and thus have no antibiotic treatment options that make the infection go away. Also, there are more and more data to show high resistant strains of chlamydia, gonorrhea and even syphilis. This is y becoming a very scary problem and sure to only get more worrisome. Be careful and protect yourself! ...Read more

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What's the best antibiotic for stds?

Varies: Each of the separate std's have meds that work and don't work. Not all std's will respond to one. Some have no available treatment. ...Read more

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Do you prescribe antibiotics for STDs?

Do you prescribe antibiotics for STDs?

Confusing question: It seems odd that you would question whether STD's are treated with antibiotics.That is evident to most.If the question is whether we will provide YOU with treatment.The answer is no.The public Healthtap site is an information source.There is a paid concierge service affiliated with the site, but proper treatment requires testing and an exam. You should look for a local source and schedule a visit ...Read more

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Can you treat an STD by yourself like take an antibiotic are something to get it out of your body?

Can you treat an STD by yourself like take an antibiotic are something to get it out of your body?

Not a good idea.: You need to be seen and have the appropriate tests done, and the appropriate treatment performed. Your partner will also need to know what infection you have. ...Read more

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Can you smoke after taking antibiotics for stds?

Can you smoke after taking antibiotics for stds?

STDs: You should never smoke. But taking antibiotics for stds and smoking are not incompatible. ...Read more

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How long it takes to b cured after taking antibiotics for a std?

How long it takes to b cured after taking antibiotics for a std?

It depends: There is a single dose treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia. Seven day treatment for trichomonas, gardnerella. One to three weeks treatment for syphilis. Months to years of treatment for hiv. Months of treatment for hepatitis c. ...Read more

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If the clinic says I have a STD will they give me a perscription to get antibiotics or what?

If the clinic says I have a STD will they give me a perscription to get antibiotics or what?

Yes they should: If you have an std, most std clinics will arrange for you to get the medication. You may need to purchase the meds (they may not be free) but are relatively cheap. ...Read more

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On antibiotics Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice a day for 10 days to treat prostatitis. Will this medicine cover STDs, if there is any?

On antibiotics Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice a day for 10 days to treat prostatitis. Will this medicine cover STDs, if there is any?

Not reliable: Ciprofloxacin is not recommended for any STD. It would often cover gonorrhea, but not always. It is ineffective against chlamydia. Also ineffective against syphilis, and no antibiotic works for herpes -- but these don't cause prostatitis-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Could taking antibiotics a week or two before affect STD test results?

Could taking antibiotics a week or two before affect STD test results?

Yes for some STDs: Some antibiotics are active against chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and could cure the infection, making the test negative. Even worse, it might suppress the infection so the test is negative, but not cure it. However, antibiotics have no effect on viral STDs like herpes, HPV, and viral hepatitis. On the other hand, if you are at risk, don't delay testing because of this. ...Read more

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Can i still keep taking my antibiotic medication if my STD lab results shows negative?

Please call the doc: Who prescribed the medication as maybe they tested u also for non std bacteria that u need to stay on the med for. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should you get retested for an STD after taking antibiotics ?

Doctors can you tell me when should you get retested for an STD after taking antibiotics ?

Depends: It depends on the std that you've been treated for. Most clinicians don't require a retest, but if you're worried, i would definitely request it. You can consider retesting a week or two after completion of your antibiotic. Here's a great link to the cdc's website re chlamydia/gonorrhea: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/treatment/2010/qanda/retesting.Htm. ...Read more

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If I have an STD and i take my antibiotic tablet and vomit a few hours later will the antibiotic still be affective?

Maybe: The pill after two hours may have made its way far enough down the digestive tract to escape the retrograde intestinal contractions caused by vomiting. If you did not detect the pill or pill residue in the emesis, you probably retained the majority of the medicine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treated for bv.They did STD test and they were neg.I finished the antibiotics but I have it again. Could test be wrong and I do have one.

BV is recurrent.: Bacterial vaginosis affects every women who is sexually active. Sometimes the antibiotics
kill the normal organism in your vagina too, setting you up for a yeast infection or more bv. Try a low pressure douche (bag no higher than your umbilicus) of "probiotic" milk from your local grocer twice a day for a few days, and after intercourse. ...Read more

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Can you help me maybe figure out what is going on with me? I had a green, smelly discharge and bad itching and swelling but no stds. Took antibiotics

Can you help me maybe figure out what is going on with me? I had a green, smelly discharge and bad itching and swelling but no stds. Took antibiotics

One important piece: of info you didn't provide is this: Did the antibiotics clear up the discharge? If so, you most likely had a bacterial vaginosis that isn't usually transmitted thru sex. If not, please follow up with your doctor. We cannot diagnose or treat disorders via the Q & A platform of HealthTap. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I hve intermittient vaginal itch 4 6 months,began after 1x sex w/ regulr partner,lots of STD tests,cultures done,all neg.,antibiotics & fungal no help?

I hve intermittient vaginal itch 4 6 months,began after 1x sex w/ regulr partner,lots of STD tests,cultures done,all neg.,antibiotics & fungal no help?

Trichomonas: Make sure a swab is sent for trichomonas which can cause itching, if it hasn't been. Then wear only all cotton underwear, use white unscented toilet paper, do not douche, use unscented Dove soap. Contact dermatitis is a cause of itching. Scabies and lice also itch. ...Read more

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If you have a STD and you take an antibiotic and you throw up three hours later are you okay?

If you have a STD and you take an antibiotic and you throw up three hours later are you okay?

Probably: By that time, the antibiotic may be absorbed. If it's an extended release, then it may not be completely absorbed. For all antibiotics, you should not take them on an empty stomach and actually should take with food. It reduces the chance of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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I though had a possible UTI but planned parenthood gave antibiotics for STD just to be sure. Will they kill of any possible STD or UTI and how long?

No magic bullet: Not "any possible" and azithromycin will address most UTIs, but is becoming less effective for STDs due to increasing resistance. If symptoms persist 3-5 days after antibiotic done, should get rechecked. ...Read more

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I know I have a yi from taking antibiotics, but when i feel inside it's moist and swollen & sometime hurts. I have no std's, so is this just from yi?

Most likely: Since antibiotics kill both undesirable and good bacteria, they change and alter the balance of the normal flora of the vagina allowing for an overgrowth of yeast (candida) in the vagina and development of vaginitis. Symptoms include vaginal whitish discharge, itching/burning, redness, and swelling. Rx with otc and/or prescription antifungal vaginal creams, tablets, suppositories, or oral med. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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