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Levaquin Used For Chlamydia
Not very effective.: Quinolones, like ciprofloxacin, are not first line treatments for chlamydia. The effectiveness of Cipro in particular is questionable. Other quinolones are more effective, but require a full week of therapy and are more costly than the preferred agents, Doxycycline or azithromycin. Gonorrhea, usually treated at the same time, is now showing resistance to quinolones, making them less attractive. ...Read more
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
Gonorrhea treatment: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim®) is not recommended or reliable against gonorrhea. It might work but is dangerously risky; you need proper gonorrhea treatment with an injection of ceftriaxone plus either azithromycin or doxycycline. Contact your doctor immediately to arrange treatment. Also make sure all recent (1-2 mo.) sex partners are tested and treated. Good luck! ...Read more
If dosed right: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would help kill off some strains of gonorrhea, but not all. It would likely do nothing for chlamydia and many other STI's. It would be best to get in to see a provider knowledgeable about current treatment protocols and get correct treatment, if needed.This is nothing you would want to self treat with borrowed meds. Several of these germs can make you sterile. ...Read more
Medicine for bacterial orchitis?(not std, was tested) can't take floroquinones or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (allergy/joint problems) was given nitroforuntin for 1month?
Poor choice: IMO that med is apoor choice to treat a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Yes: Just different salts of the same drug. ...Read more
Not great: Doxycycline would not be my first choice of antibiotics. I agree that if you feel like you have a "sinus infection" and it has been only 2-3 days.. It may in fact be a viral respiratory infection (common cold). If those symptoms last for more than 7-10 days then by definition it is a sinus infection and i would get it treated wtih antibiotics at that point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed doxycycline hyclate for five days and doxycycline mono hyclate for 2 days for insurance reasons. Will this treat chlamydia?
Yes: It can be prescribed for this indication. ...Read more
Will 500mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) daily for 14 days prescribed for orchitis cure gonorrhea bacteria if it is present as well?
Yes: This combination is used often especially in recurrent episodes or treatment resistant to a single or 2 drugs. Don;t stop anything unless you talk it over with your physician. ...Read more
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