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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Does amoxicillin cure gonorrhea?

Dr. Joel Gallant
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Does amoxicillin cure gonorrhea?

No: The recommended treatment for gonorrhea is Ceftriaxone given by injection. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


Dr. Joel Gallant
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Can amoxicillin treat gonorrhea?

Dr. Joel Gallant
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No: The only reliable treatment for gonorrhea these days is Ceftriaxone given by injection, and we're not sure how long that will keep working. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Please tell me can gonorrhea be treated with amoxicillin?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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Please tell me can gonorrhea be treated with amoxicillin?

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is now only treated by an antibiotic that is given as an injection. All other treatments, oral medications, are inappropriate and ineffective at treating this common STD. ...Read more

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Dr. Laila Alamgir
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Hi, I've taken amoxicillin for a week, 2 times a day. My gonorrhea didn't get any better. What should I do?

Dr. Laila Alamgir
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Hi, I've taken amoxicillin for a week, 2 times a day. My gonorrhea didn't get any better. What should I do?

Change medication: CDC guidelines say that cephalosporins are recommended to treat gonorrhea. You need injectable cephalosporin/ceftriaxone + second antibiotic/tetracycline to treat common STDs. I hope this will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Can amoxicillin alter a gonorrhea test to be negative after the first test was positive a week and a half ago from a vaginal culture swab?

Dr. Robert Killian
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Can amoxicillin alter a gonorrhea test to be negative after the first test was positive a week and a half ago from a vaginal culture swab?

Wrong Med: Amoxicillin will not treat gonorrhea but antibiotics can interfere with test. False negatives are well known to occur. You need to shot to treat all forms of gonorrhea now. Pills no longer work. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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How to drink amoxicillin 500mg for gonorrhea?

Dr. Joel Gallant
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How to drink amoxicillin 500mg for gonorrhea?
Dr. Martin Raff
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If I have gonorrhea can I just take amoxicillin with no probenecid?

Dr. Martin Raff
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If I have gonorrhea can I just take amoxicillin with no probenecid?

Where are you??: Amoxicillin-resistant gonococci are very common in many areas, and not recommended as first line therapy. When sensitive, probenecid delays excretion of Amoxicillin by the kidneys and increases the levels available in the body. The combo is beneficial when the organisms are sensitive. Check the cdc website for current recommendations for your area. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura McMullen
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I'm a 20 year- old male and i just found out that I have gonorrhea. Does amoxicillin treat gonorrhea? I have two bottles in my cabinet. I recently had sex 2 days ago and i got gonorrhea.

Dr. Laura McMullen
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Amoxicillin : Amoxicillin does not treat gonorrhea. You need a different antibiotic. Often, people with gonorrhea have other sexually transmitted diseases, also, so your should see a doctor and be checked. I attached the center for disease control website on gonorrhea below for more info. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Klein
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If i was taking amoxicillin for my tonsillitis will the amoxicillin help cure gonarrhea because my sex partner say he has gonarrhea?

Dr. Michael Klein
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If i was taking amoxicillin for my tonsillitis will the amoxicillin help cure gonarrhea because my sex partner say he has gonarrhea?

No! See doc asap!: Gonorrhea (gc) has become a very resistant bacteria. To make matters worse, when there is gc there is often other bacteria that need to be treated. I would be concerned the tonsillitis could even be from the gc itself. Gc needs an injected antibiotic called Ceftriaxone to cure it and it would be worth being treated for chlamydia at same time which needs a different pill. See your doctor asap! ...Read more

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Dr. John Di Saia
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Will amoxicillin 875mg help cure gonarrhea?

Dr. John Di Saia
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Will amoxicillin 875mg help cure gonarrhea?

Maybe: If the strain of the bacterium that you have is sensitive to the drug then the drug can be used to treat it. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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