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My girlfriend was prescribed azithromycin to treat chlamydia & on the 5th day after, we had intercourse for 60 secs. Is there any type of risk?

My girlfriend was prescribed azithromycin to treat chlamydia & on the 5th day after, we had intercourse for 60 secs. Is there any type of risk?

Maybe: The typical treatment is given in a single dose or over 2 wks. It does take a while to kill the germ. If you had prior exposure and were not treated, you likely have it anyway. Condoms help you avoid some risk but is not 100%. In this situation it is hard to say if you are at risk or not. There are other details we don't know from what you listed. ...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


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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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Hi doctor, after taking azithromycin to treat chlamydia. When should I get tested again to make sure it's out of my system?

Hi doctor, after taking azithromycin to treat chlamydia. When should I get tested again to make sure it's out of my system?

1-3 months: The standard recommendation is to restest for chlamydia (and gonorrhea) about 3 months after treatment. This detects both reinfection, in case of reexposure, and also the rare treatment failure. Earlier testing usually isn't done, but if reassurance needed, you can retest at 1 month. But not before that: any earlier and the test can still be positive from the initial infection, even though cured. ...Read more

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My doctor just prescribed me one dose of azithromycin to treat chlamydia. My boyfriend doesn't have any insurance currently and needs this as well. Is?

My doctor just prescribed me one dose of azithromycin to treat chlamydia. My boyfriend doesn't have any insurance currently and needs this as well. Is?

Don't share meds!: Your question's incomplete, so I'm not sure what you're asking. But I suspect you want to share prescription meds with your boyfriend. I would NOT encourage you to do so. How do you know he "needs" Azithro? More than you? If he does need it, he should see a physician. Azithro may not be the best treatment med for his condition. If insurance is a barrier, use HealthTap Prime for live doctor visit. ...Read more

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When is it safe to have sex after using azithromycin to treat chlamydia? I had sex with my partner who also got treated on the 7th day.

When is it safe to have sex after using azithromycin to treat chlamydia? I had sex with my partner who also got treated on the 7th day.

Ok if both treated: As long as both of you were treated, it's safe to have sex. Be sure to go back for retesting in about 3 months. The rate of reinfection at age 20 is about 20%. This means that 1 out of every 5 women will be positive again when rechecked in 3 months. ...Read more

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When is it safe to have sex after using azithromycin to treat chlamydia? I had sex with my partner who also got treated, on the 7th day.

When is it safe to have sex after using azithromycin to treat chlamydia? I had sex with my partner who also got treated, on the 7th day.

Yes: Yes after seven days of treatment with antibiotics, one should no longer be contagious. It is the safest to use protection, condoms, as long as possible so as not to become reinfected. ...Read more

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I took two pills of azithromycin to treat chlamydia but I threw up an hour and fifteen mins later. Did I absorb the antibiotic or do I need to take it again?

Enough absorbed: This has been studied. You probably absorbed enough. The research showed that most of a one gram dose of azithromycin for chlamydia is absorbed and treatment effective if vomiting is more than 30 minutes after taking it. ...Read more

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What is the correct dosage of azithromycin to treat chlamydia when also taking Dilantin (phenytonin) for epilepsy? Is 1g okay?

What is the correct dosage of azithromycin to treat chlamydia when also taking Dilantin (phenytonin) for epilepsy? Is 1g okay?

No interaction: There is no interaction between these 2 medicne. So, there is no need to change or adjust Dilantin dose. Continue current dose of Dilantin which is prescribed by your neurologist. ...Read more

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Once a person has gotten treated with 1 dose of azithromycin powder will the chlamydia completely go away??

Maybe: Sometimes there are antibiotic resistant organisms that are not cleared by Azithromycin Rx. The best course of action is to ALWAYS go back to the MD for a repeat Chlamydial culture to be certain the treatment is effectively completed before engaging in any further sexual encounters. ...Read more

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I took 1 gram azithromycin for 3 days to treat chlamydia. Is that would treat it and what the aide effects?

I took 1 gram azithromycin for 3 days to treat chlamydia. Is that would treat it and what the aide effects?

YES: If you have not had any side effects by now (nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, allergic rash), you will be fine. The medicine is effective therapy for Chlamydia. ...Read more

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Positive for chlamydia. Treated with two tablets of azithromycin, still have symptoms after 7 days. What's going on?

Chlamydia: Sometimes the 1 day treatment of azithromycin doesn't work. A longer duration treatment with a different antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more

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If I take an entire gram of azithromycin today to treat my chlamydia should I still take the two leftover 250mg pills?

Shouldn't need to.: Azithromycin 1 gm all at once is very effective for treating chlamydia as long as you don't get exposed to chlamydia again soon. Make sure any partners that you have come in contact with since the last time you had a chlamydia test are informed and treated. Use condoms! ...Read more

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If I was treated for chlamydia with 4 azithromycin 25omg tabs is there a chance I can still have it or should it be gone?

If I was treated for chlamydia with 4 azithromycin 25omg tabs is there a chance I can still have it or should it be gone?

Cure rate high: The cure rate for chlamydia with Azithromycin is high about 97%. So the antibiotic will work well. However make sure your partner is treated and you take all the pills to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible 500 mg of azithromycin will treat chlamydia? What is the likelihood that this is enough? I do not have access to 1g. I have no symtoms

Is it possible 500 mg of azithromycin will treat chlamydia? What is the likelihood that this is enough? I do not have access to 1g. I have no symtoms

Not enough: This dose is not reliable against chlamydia. You need to find another 500 mg; in fact, if you already treated yourself, you need another two doses -- total 1 g taken all at once. If you could get 500 mg, surely you can get the rest. Contact your local health department for probable free treatment. Also, you need to be tested; and other sex partners (all within the past 2 months) also need Rx. ...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 was treated for chlamydia on 3/16 with 1g azithromycin. I was retested on 4/7 and my test was still positive. Could this be a false positive result?

Unlikely: The usual repeat testing and treatment interval per the Center for Disease Control is three weeks meaning that the test should have been negative by now unless you had incomplete treatment or were reinfected by a partner who wasn't treated. It is appropriate to be retreated because the risks of letting this go are far worse. ...Read more

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Will 500mg of azithromycin cure chlamydia/ngu if exposure was from receiving fellatio yesterday? I have been treated before; have a few early symptoms

Chlamydia: The dose of azithromycin used to treat chlamydial infections is usually 1000 mg. A half dose of 500 mg may be effective in a person of smaller stature with a mild infection. ...Read more

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I was treated chlamydia and started Azithromycin 200MG/5ML SUSP 30ML after I took it the bleeding stopped in July but in Sept. It began again. Help me?

Return for re-check?: Did you return to the MD to be re-checked by culture for Chlamydia AFTER you completed the Azithromycin? If not, that would be the first option, followed, if negative, by evaluation by the GYN MD for the bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a beer or two after being treated 3 days ago for chlamydia with 1g of azithromycin?

Underage drinking: Alcohol can negate some of the intended longer lasting effects of high dose 1 time only treatments for certain types of infection.

In the U.S. I am not aware of any state that does not have a 21 and over law for consuming alcohol.. ...Read more

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Was treated on Monday with azithromycin 2g for chlamydia and I'm still having symptoms and it's Friday. Did the treatment fail?

Was treated on Monday with azithromycin 2g for chlamydia and I'm still having symptoms and it's Friday. Did the treatment fail?

Probably not..: It probably didn't fail, but likely isn't finished working. Even with the one time dose it can take up to one to two weeks for symptoms to completely disappear. During this time you should abstain from sex as you could still transmit it to your partner (s). Also keep in mind your sexual partner (s) will all need treatment as well, otherwise you will continue to pass it back and forth. ...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


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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