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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I had gonorrhea I took the 4 pills to treat it but I threw up about 10-20 mins later am I ok? Should I request another 4 antibiotic pills?

I had gonorrhea I took the 4 pills to treat it but I threw up about 10-20 mins later am I ok? Should I request another 4 antibiotic pills?

Azithromycin?: Probably azithromycin. It's not the best choice for gonorrhea; it's used mainly against chlamydia. For gonorrhea, azithro usually is in addition to a shot of ceftriaxone. A large enough dose (2 grams) usually works for gonorrhea, however. But for either infection, vomiting at 20 minutes means not enough drug will be absorbed; you'll need additional treatment. Return to the doctor or clinic. ...Read more

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Hi I just wanted to know if the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will treat gonorrhea or chlamidya?

Hi I just wanted to know if the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will treat gonorrhea or chlamidya?

Basically no.: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim) is ineffective against chlamydia and there is a wide range of antibiotics that can be given for gonorrhea, but Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not one of them. Since some gonorrhea is resistant to antibiotics, only a physician can determine which one to use. Recommended therapy for chlamydia is Doxycycline or Azithromycin with fluorinated quinolones also effective. ...Read more

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Has my antibiotic treatment for gonorrhea and chlamydia failed or is it something else? Treated twice after symptoms came back. Maybe prostatits or utheritis? Ball pain, penis ache, uthera pain.

Was partner treated: Even though you have been treated, if you partner is not treated you may always get the same symptoms and infection. Make sure both of you get the treatment! ...Read more

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How long will it take for antibiotic to work on gonorrhea?

How long will it take for antibiotic to work on gonorrhea?

Depends on how long: Duration of cure depends on how long the person has had the infection. If the infection has not spread to the cervix or the urethra it will clear in two days of starting the treatment. But if the infection has spread it may take several days or weeks for gonorrhea to cure.
Most of the times without complications it will bw cured in 2 days after starting the treatment. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics kill gonorrhea?

Will antibiotics kill gonorrhea?

Some will: Yes, but gonorrhea is resistant to many antibiotics. Injectable Ceftriaxone is currently the best choice, but we're quickly running out of choices because of drug resistance, with few new antibiotics being developed. There may come a time when people develop untreatable gonrrhea, which will make peeing a very unpleasant activity. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for gonorrhea? Is ciprobay effective?

QRNG: Fluoroquinolones including Cipo should not be used as a treatment option for uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhea, unless local resistance patterns are known. Treatment must also include Chlamydia trachomatis, Optimal treatment option is Ceftriaxone 250 mg intramuscular in a single dose for treatment of gonococcal infection plus Azithromycin 1 gram in a single oral dose. ...Read more

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Is there an antibiotic involving six pilld to get rid of gonorrhea/clamydia?

Yes: A zithromax pack is used for these infections and involves six pills over 5 days. Test of cure afterwards should be done to confirm the infection is gone. ...Read more

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I think I may have gonorrhea but my doctor gave me UTI antibiotics?

I think I may have gonorrhea but my doctor gave me UTI antibiotics?

More Rx needed: Some UTI antibiotics also are likely to be effective against gonorrhea, but you can't rely on this; additional treatment probably is necessary. Make sure your doctor knows your concern about gonorrhea, or visit your local public health clinic if available. Planned Parenthood clinics also are excellent resources for STD care. No sex for now and make sure your sex partner (s) also is/are treated. ...Read more

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I have gonorrhea I want to know how long how long after taking antibiotics am I contag?

I have gonorrhea I want to know how long how long after taking antibiotics am I contag?

7 Days: Wait 7days after finishing all medications before having sex again (all forms of sex). Make sure you were tested for all STDs and treated. Make sure your partner was treated. Go back 60 days and contact all of your former partners and make sure they are tested and treated.
Contact your doctor and or clinic for guidelines on getting retested to make sure infection clear. ...Read more

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I drunk alcohol while on an antibiotic for gonorrhea. Will it stop the medication from working?

I drunk alcohol while on an antibiotic for gonorrhea. Will it stop the medication from working?

It should still work: A normal healthy person drinking a couple of alcoholic drinks should see no change in the effectiveness of her antibiotics. Haven't heard of any research studies looking into what happens when a specific larger number of alcoholic drinks is combined with gonorrhea therapy... but it's best not to do any heavy drinking anyway. ...Read more

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What is the possibility of false negative Gonorrhea urine test while on an antibiotic for a day and half?

What is the possibility of false negative Gonorrhea urine test while on an antibiotic for a day and half?

What kind of test?: A culture is more likely to give a false negative result due to antibiotics. A DNA test is not likely to be affected.

For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to recieve a false negative Gonorrhea urine test while taking the antibiotics? 5 days past exposure.

Is it possible to recieve a false negative Gonorrhea urine test while taking the antibiotics? 5 days past exposure.

Yes: Antibiotics can mask an active infection. Repeat the test 5 to 7 days after the last antibiotic pill.
If the course of antibiotic therapy is correct, it will cure your infection. ...Read more

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I have gonorrhea of the anus, I've been given all kinds of antibiotics but nothing seems to work. Lately there's bleeding, what can I do?

Gonorrhea: You did not give the most important information: what antibiotics? There is a drug resistant form of gonorrhea sweeping across the world. It can only be treated by an injectable medication known as ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Is it possible for immune system clear up antibiotic resistant gonorrhea?

Is it possible for immune system clear up antibiotic resistant gonorrhea?

Not usually: It may but don't count on it. Be sure to see your doctor to check for other stds including HIV and syphilis. Have you ever heard of condom? ...Read more

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How long do it take to be cured from chamydia, gonorrhea after taking antibiotics?

Chlamydia & GC: The treatment times for these two common sexually transmitted diseases depends on the medication used to treat them.

I often use meds that are all taken in one day and then counsel my patients that they may be contagious for 48 more hours. Some meds, however are dispensed for seven days. Then the counseling would change until one is fully treated. ...Read more

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I read that gonorrhea is no longer treatable with antibiotics. Now what will people do if they get gonorrhea? Does the body get rid of it eventually?

False information: Gonorrhea is still effective treated with antibiotics. What you may be referring to is the fact that some oral antibiotics which use to be effective against gonorrhea, are meeting resistant strains. The treatment of choice for gonorrhea is an antibiotic injection (ceftriaxone). Other options are zithromax or doxycycline. ...Read more

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Doc. My gonorrhea is about almost 1week and I just take an co-amoxclav rafonex Ysterday & today, Is it okay to take that antibiotics for my gonorrhea?

Wrong treatment: This drug is a version of amoxicillin with clavulanic acid (Augmentin® is the main brand in the US). It is NOT reliable against gonorrhea. It probably won't cure you, but at the same time it might interfere with testing to know if treatment worked. See a doctor or clinic for proper treatment, which usually requies an injection of ceftriaxone plus either azithromycin or doxycycline. Good luck! ...Read more

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Last weeks went to a doctor, after diagnosis found have Gonorrhea. Took 2 injections and 7 days long antibiotic med course but its stil same. Help me?

Persistent or: "recurrent" gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is one of the oldest STDs known to humans. Gonorrhea is not recurrent, but you can be re-infected either by the same untreated partner or a new infected partner. See your treating physician for ambulatory treatment. It is a curable disease. However, if complications arise you may need to stay in the hospital. ...Read more

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Antibiotic like ampicilin after unprotected sexy does it have any effect on bacteria like gonorrhea?

Antibiotic like ampicilin after unprotected sexy does it have any effect on bacteria like gonorrhea?

Ampicillin: This will not help gonorrhea. About the only thing this is good for now is a strep infection. ...Read more

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I have gonorrhea for 3days now and I have taken cefixime and amplicox no improvement. Still have pain on my penis what can I do what antibiotic isgood?

Drug Resistant GC: There is a drug resistant gonorrhea sweeping the globe. There is still no test to distinguish this over other forms of gonorrhea. Any physician treating you with drugs that may be ineffective is very much out of date. The only drug that works against this drug resistant gc is an injectable medicine known as ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Hello, Last October I was diagnosed with gonorrhea and given a shot along with doxycycline. I took the antibiotics but missed three doses during the?

Hello, Last October I was diagnosed with gonorrhea and given a shot along with doxycycline. I took the antibiotics but missed three doses during the?

Probably OK, but...: In addition to the shot of ceftriaxone, doxycycline was given both to increase reliability against gonorrhea and to treat for possible chlamydia, which is often present at the same time. Missing a few doses of doxy probably didn't harm anything. However, you should have been retested after 3-6 months. If that wasn't done, you should be tested now for both gonorrhea and chlamydia. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do you pass a discharge through the penis and rectum when taking antibiotics for gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea: If you std was confirmed by a lab exam, take your medication as precribed. Those are symptoms of an std. Keep in mind that people with gonorrhea usually have another std concominant to that, so you should be aware of that and follow up with your physician. Physicians must also rule out other stds when one std is present. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea and chlamydia came back, I am now wondering if the antibiotic treatments have failed or if I have something else?

Reinfection: The most common reason an std returns is because someone re-infected you. Your same partner or a new partner. If you have gonorrhea and chlamydia, all of your partner (s) needs to complete antibiotics too. There are some cases of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, but those aren't widespread yet. Make sure that on your retreatment, both you and your partner (s) complete entire antibiotic therapy! ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more