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Can Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help cure Chlamydia after you have had Azithromycin powder??

Can Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help cure Chlamydia after you have had Azithromycin powder??

Not needed: Azithromycin 1 gram for one dose is adequate treatment of chlamydia. Make sure your partner is treated as well.

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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Can sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim treat chlamydia? ?

Can sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim treat chlamydia? ?

Chlamydia Infection: Nope. That antibiotic is not known for efficacy against chlamydia.

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Would taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 2 days make me falsely negative for Chlamydia? It was a PCR test.

Would taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 2 days make me falsely negative for Chlamydia? It was a PCR test.

Probably not: Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim) can suppress chlamydia, so it could lead to a false negative test result. However, 2 days is too soon. Even with the most effective antibiotics against chlamydia (e.g., doxycycline, azithromycin) it usually takes a few days for DNA tests (like PCR) to become negative. So your result probably is reliable. But if in doubt, discuss with the doctor or clinic.

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UTI, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 2x daily for 7 days, burning went away, 2 bactrims (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) left and I am beginning to feel uncomfortable down there again. Is this chlamydia?

UTI, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 2x daily for 7 days, burning went away, 2 bactrims (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) left and I am beginning to feel uncomfortable down there again. Is this chlamydia?

Impossible to tell: If you are concerned that you have a chlamydial vaginal infection you should see your physician to give a urine specimen to specifically diagnose chlamydia. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will not adequately treat a chlamydial infection

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Is it possible for chlamydia to be cured in 48 hours?

Is it possible for chlamydia to be cured in 48 hours?

Well: You can take a one day course of treatment - but you still shouldn't have sexual contact for at least 7 days.

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Is there a good cure for chlamydia?

A number of drugs!: Best and oldest: doxycycline. Others: zithromycin; ciprofloxin and related drugs. I would (if I were young & unmarried, suggest a course of one of the above to any potential sexual partner, since it is so common!

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Will cefdinir cure chlamydia?

Will cefdinir cure chlamydia?

No: Cefdinir is not an effective antibiotic agent against chlamydia.

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Will clindamycin cure chlamydia?

Will clindamycin cure chlamydia?

Not recommended: Usually this is treated w either azithromycin or doxycyvline... Clinda can be considered as an alternate treatment in complicated infections as an IV INFUSION plus gentamicin IV

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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.

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Can chlamydia medication cure bv?

Can chlamydia medication cure bv?

Unanswerable: It all depends on what bacteria is causing the vaginitis. You failed to include that important piece of information in your question.

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Can suprax (cefixime) cure chlamydia?

Can suprax (cefixime) cure chlamydia?

Wrong medication: Chlamydia is treated with zithromax (azithromycin) or doxycyline. Suprax (cefixime) is used to treated a different std called gonorrhea.

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Can amoxicillin 875 mg cure chlamydia?

Can amoxicillin 875 mg cure chlamydia?

No: There are several different 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.

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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.

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So amoxicillin doesn't cure chlamydia?

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

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