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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


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Will amoxicillin treat gonnorrhea/chlamydia?

Will amoxicillin treat gonnorrhea/chlamydia?

Minimal help: 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

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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) be used to treat a woman's PID or chlamydia?

Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) be used to treat a woman's PID or chlamydia?

Need more than that: It is not the doc for chlamydia u need zithromycin or Doxycycline and if u have pid with other organisms as well you need multiple antibiotics and stronger ones than amox-clav please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Can Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Augmentin) 875-125 MG Treat gonorrhea, chlamydia and STI's?

Can Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Augmentin) 875-125 MG

Treat gonorrhea, chlamydia and STI's?

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

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Can amoxicillin cure chlamydia?

Can amoxicillin cure chlamydia?

It could, but...: The efficacy isn't as good as Azithromycin or doxycycline. If you are given amoxicillin, it is highly recommended you have a repeat test after treatment to make sure you cleared the infection. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin 875 mg cure chlamydia?

Can amoxicillin 875 mg cure chlamydia?

No: There are several chlamydia species. If you are referring to chlamydia trachachomatis, the cause of genital infections and conjunctivitis the treatments are azithromycin, Doxycycline and the quinolones (levofloxacin, ofloxacin). Amoxicillin does not cure chlamydia infections. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cure chlamydia in men?

Can amoxicillin cure chlamydia in men?

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

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So amoxicillin doesn't cure chlamydia?

No: Chlamydia requires treatment with azithromycin, because it is what we call an atypical bacterium; Amoxicillin does nothing against it. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin himox is it heal the chlamydia?

Amoxicillin himox is it heal the chlamydia?

Generally no: Generally amoxacillin is not a choice for chlamydia. We are still using as a priority drug azythromycin singe dose of 1 g for both partners. Alternative treatment is Doxycycline 100 mg two times daily for one week. ...Read more

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Are amoxicillin and metronidazole effect in treating chlamydia?

Chlamydia: Treatment for chlamydia is generally Doxycycline or azithromycin. The drugs you mention are not appropriate for this infection. If you were prescribed these medications for chlamydia you may want to consider finding a new physician. ...Read more

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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

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I started taking amoxicillin friday;sinusitis; I have a test for chlamydia/gonhorrea monday. Will antibiotic mess up my STD results? Stop amox or not?

I started taking amoxicillin friday;sinusitis; I have a test for chlamydia/gonhorrea monday. Will antibiotic mess up my STD results? Stop amox or not?

Do not stop: Continue taking your antibiotics as prescribed. This will not "mess up" you're testing for chlamydia / gonorrhea. Amoxicillin can treat these infections but should not alter a test after just a few days of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Took NAAT test for gonorrhea/chlamydia 30 days after low risk exposure and 1 day after single 875mg Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus. Test was negative. Reliable?

Took NAAT test for gonorrhea/chlamydia 30 days after low risk exposure and 1 day after single 875mg Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus. Test was negative. Reliable?

Yes, reliable: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) could interfere with NAAT testing for either gonorrhea or chlamydia, but not this soon. It would take several days of treatment to have any effect. Your negative test is reliable for both gonorrhea and chlamydia. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl and amoxilin effect the efficiency of azithromycin for chlamydia?

Shouldn't: In fact amoxicillen used to be the alternate to doxycycline for treatment of chlamydia in pregnancy and still is if allergic to zithromax. All those antibiotcs however if taken close together likely would result in a yeast infection. Also, ask for a test of cure a couple weeks after zithromax and no sex with your partner(s) until he/they are all treated. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin used to treat chlamydia?

Is clindamycin used to treat chlamydia?

NO: While this med is often used for bacterial vaginitis & a long list of other bacterial infections, there is no indication that it would be an effective rx for chlamydia. Erythromycin, Azithromycin or Doxycycline are the primary agents. ...Read more

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Can levaquin (levofloxacin) be used to treat chlamydia?

Can levaquin (levofloxacin) be used to treat chlamydia?

Yes it can: It is not the first choice but Levaquin (levofloxacin) in dose of 500 mgm once a day for seven days can be used
better choices are azithromycine, erythromycine, doxycycline, or ofloxasin. ...Read more

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Is levequin used to treat chlamydia?

Is levequin used to treat chlamydia?

Alternate treatment: Levofloxacain (Levaquin) is effective against chlamydia and is recommended by CDC as an alternate treatment if for some reason neither of the usual treatments (azithromycin, doxycycline) can be given. ...Read more

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Can minocycline be used to treat chlamydia?

Can minocycline be used to treat chlamydia?

Yes: It is a type of tetracycline, usually the first treatment is zithromycin, but with any treatment both people must be treated and re- tetsed to make sure it is gone. ...Read more

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In order, what are the most effective and preferred drugs used to treat Chlamydia? What are their required dosages?

In order, what are the most effective and preferred drugs used to treat Chlamydia? What are their required dosages?

Chlamydia: I would see a doctor, get a definitive diagnosis of Chlamydia, since other STD's have similar symptoms. Treatment will require a prescription; there is nothing OTC. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more