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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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Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family . It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more


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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 ...Read more

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Hello. I took zythromax and (after changing from "m" medication) i am currently on clindamysin for chlamydia and gonorrhea. After finish the meds how long will it be until I'm considered cured? I was also diagnosed with hvp. Would you think there is somet

Hello. I took zythromax and (after changing from "m" medication) i am currently on clindamysin for chlamydia and gonorrhea. After finish the meds how long will it be until I'm considered cured? I was also diagnosed with hvp. Would you think there is somet

PID?: What is "m medication"? Clindamycin isn't used by itself for gonorrhea or chlamydia except for tube infection (pelvic inflammatory disease, PID); other antibiotics usually are also needed. This kind of complex and probably serious problem can't be helped by online advice except to take the drug(s) as directed, discuss w/ doc. Make sure partner(s) treated. HPV is an entirely separate STD problem. ...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

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Is the absorption of one time dose of 4 Azithromycin used to treat Chlamydia affected after vomiting 2 hours after ingestion?

Is the absorption of one time dose of 4 Azithromycin used to treat Chlamydia affected after vomiting 2 hours after ingestion?

HMMMM: Good question. Tough to say as it depends on the absorption and bio-availability of the drug in your system. If you vomited and some of the drug was in the vomit, before being fully metabolized, than you may need another treatment course. Follow-up with your treating Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had contracted chlamydia and was treated, but i had my gf get checked but she did not have it. How is this possible?

I had contracted chlamydia and was treated, but i had my gf get checked but she did not have it. How is this possible?

Chlamydia: You all may have been lucky and she may have not contracted the disease. Was she actually tested? This is important because a person could have chlamydia & not show symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for peditricians to treat chlamydia?

Chlamydia: Would anticipate that most pediatricians would be able to treat this condition. ...Read more

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Can ciprofloxacin treat chlamydia?

Not 1st choice: Amoxilicillin, azithromycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, levofloxin, oxfloxacin are the recommended antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you treat chlamydia with ciprofloxacin?

Nope: Ciprofloxacin is in the antbiotic class called quinolones. Some quinolones are effective against chlamydia, but not cipro (ciprofloxacin). The treatment of choice for uncomplicated genital chlamydial infection is a single dose of azithromycin; second choice is doxycycline for 7 days. If neither of these can be given, levofloxacin (one of the quinolones that works) for 7 days can be used. ...Read more

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Where to get treated for chlamydia if pregnant?

Where to get treated for chlamydia if pregnant?

Your doctor, : County health clinic or a women's health service agency could all treat you for chlamydia. Get treated asap to avoid complications for you and your unborn. ...Read more

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IF a uti isnt treated can it turn into chlamydia?

IF  a uti isnt treated can it turn into chlamydia?

No: No infection can "turn into" a different one. Chlamydia is a particular bacteria, only transmitted by sex. It doesn't cause UTI; and UTI bacteria are entirely different, not sexually transmitted. However, chlamydia and UTI can cause similar symptoms, such as painful urination. Sounds like you need to see a doctor for professional care and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the hospital treat you for chlamydia without a test?

Can the hospital treat you for chlamydia without a test?

Chlamydia treatment: Usually a test is done to decide if chlamydia is present and needs treatment but there might be a time where treatment is given without a clear diagnosis ...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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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