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How long do chlamydia symptoms last after taking a single dose of 1000mg Azithromycin?

How long do chlamydia symptoms last after taking a single dose of 1000mg Azithromycin?

A few days: The usual symptoms of chlamydia in men are penile discharge and sometimes discomfort passing urine. Both should start to improve in 2-3 days, but up to 10 days to clear entirely. Azithromycin is very long acting, in your system for 7-10 days after a single dose. Therefore, slow improvement does not mean more treatment is needed. Contact the doc or clinic treating you if you remain concerned. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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How many days after taking azithromycin ( 2 pills 500 mg taken as a single dose ) will it take to cure chlamydia ?

How many days after taking azithromycin ( 2 pills 500 mg taken as a single dose )  will it take to cure chlamydia ?

Chlamydia: Persons with chlamydia should abstain from having sex for seven days after single dose antibiotics, or until completion of a seven-day course of antibiotics, to prevent spreading the infection to partners. ...Read more

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Can 500mg single dose of azithromycin cure chlamydia my syptoms are barely noticeable and if it can how long would it take?

Can 500mg single dose of azithromycin cure chlamydia my syptoms are barely noticeable and if it can how long would it take?

No: The correct dose of Azithromycin is 1000mg not 500 mg. One 500 mg is not adequate for treatment. After treatment we recommend avoiding intercourse for 2 weeks to ensure it has resolved. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with chlamydia yesterday and treated with a 1 g dose of azithromycin. I had no symptoms before being diagnosed but now i hurt.

I was diagnosed with chlamydia yesterday and treated with a 1 g dose of azithromycin. I had no symptoms before being diagnosed but now i hurt.

Hurt, where?: If you have symptoms in your pelvis still, you need to be re-evaluated, single dose might not be enough in your case/you may have another problem. Kindly call your doctor/ gynecologist, best wishes ...Read more

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I took two pills of azithromycin to treat chlamydia but I threw up a half an hour later. Do I have to take another dose or will it still cure it?

I took two pills of azithromycin to treat chlamydia but I threw up a half an hour later. Do I have to take another dose or will it still cure it?

Treat again: You need to treat again. The recommended dose of Azithromycin for treating chlamydia is 1 gram (4-250 mg tablets) in a single dose. your partner also need to be treated. Try taking it with food to help keep it down. ...Read more

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I have had a reinfection of chlamydia after taking azithromycin 1g. Should i then consider a higher dosage? Would 1.5g single dose be recommended?

I have had a reinfection of chlamydia after taking azithromycin 1g. Should i then consider a higher dosage? Would 1.5g single dose be recommended?

Re infection?: No. A dose for treatment remains the same. The question is why you were not also treated appropriately for a co-infection with gonorrhea and if the re infection is actually a treatment failure because you were not offered the better treatment by treating for both. In my clinic and in many other public health minded experts we always treat for both regardless of test results. ...Read more

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I took the single dose of azithromycin for chlamydia on Wednesday, and my symptoms seemed to get better however, now they seem to be getting worse.

Persistent UTI: Multiple sex partners? Reexposure? Abstain 7 days after treatment and make sure your partners for past 60 days are treated. Azithromycin 97% effective for chlamydia. NAAT vaginal swab test - only if symptoms persist-repeat after 3-4 wks to avoid false positive. Were you tested for syphilis, gonorrhea, HIV? Call your treating MD to report symptoms. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more