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Can Amoxicillin Be Used To Treat Chlamydia
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
The emergence of strains of gonorrhea resistant to the penicillin group of meds in the late 70s make this a poor choice. Amoxicillin may have some effect on the gc and is rarely used for chlamydia. The standard treatment for a dual infection is doxycycline+azithromycin.
See www.Cdc. Gov/std/treatment/2010/gonococcal-infections. Htm. ...Read more
If dosed right: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would help kill off some strains of gonorrhea, but not all. It would likely do nothing for chlamydia and many other STI's. It would be best to get in to see a provider knowledgeable about current treatment protocols and get correct treatment, if needed. This is nothing you would want to self treat with borrowed meds. Several of these germs can make you sterile. ...Read more
No: Amoxicillin will not cure chlamydia in anyone. This antibiotic is not active against chlamdia because this organisms does not have a classic bacterial cell wall, the site of action of penicillin and related antibiotics. Chlamydia should be treated with doxycycline, azitromycin, Erythromycin or fluorinated quinolones. ...Read more
I finished taking amoxicillin a week before my STI test. The results were negative for chlamydia syphilis gonorrhoea. Would I need to another test?
Gon & Chlam only:
Welcome. Thanks for your question.
There's no point in retesting for syphilis. If you had it or were exposed, amoxicillin for a week would cure it and a negative test afterward will never become positive.
However, amoxicillin could suppress gonorrhea or chlamydia without curing it. If you were at significant risk, you should be tested again, waiting until at least 3 weeks after the last dose. ...Read more
Would negative NAAT gonorrhea/chlamydia test still be reliable if single 875mg Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) was taken 2 days before test?
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