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How effective is cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating chlamydia?

How effective is cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating 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 (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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Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Chlamydia Treatment: Azitromycin, erythromycin, Doxycycline and levofloxaci/ofloxacin can all be used to treat chlamydia infection of the cervix. Norfloxacin is similar to levofloxaci/ofloxacin but it has not been recommended for this purpose. ...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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Can bactrim treat gonnorhea? Was prescribed for UTI but also tested possitive for gonnorhea.

Can bactrim treat gonnorhea? Was prescribed for UTI but also tested possitive for gonnorhea.

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

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Can Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Augmentin) 875-125 MG Treat gonorrhea, chlamydia and STI's?

Can Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Augmentin) 875-125 MG

Treat gonorrhea, chlamydia and STI's?

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

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Amoxicillin himox good for chlamydia?

Amoxicillin himox good for chlamydia?

Treat Chlamydia: Amoxicillin is not an effective antibiotic for infections with chlamydia. ...Read more

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Is Azithromycin good for treat uncomplicated gonorrhea? Thanks

Is Azithromycin good for treat uncomplicated gonorrhea? Thanks

Treatment options: In the US, Azithromycin (2g single dose) is considered to be a third line option for treatment, but overall is probably beneficial for treatment. Ceftriaxone is first line (250mg single IM inj), followed by several other cephalosporins. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline used for sinus infections?

Can doxycycline used for sinus infections?

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 more

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I was prescribed doxycycline hyclate for five days and doxycycline mono hyclate for 2 days for insurance reasons. Will this treat chlamydia?

I was prescribed doxycycline hyclate for five days and doxycycline mono hyclate for 2 days for insurance reasons. Will this treat chlamydia?

Not necessarily: I usually prescribe doxycycline (do not take of you are pregnant) 100mg orally twice a day for 21days. That usually cures the infection. It would be wise to talk to your physician and tell him/her that you received a second opinion and what does he/she say. ...Read more

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Will 500mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) daily for 14 days prescribed for orchitis cure gonorrhea bacteria if it is present as well?

Will 500mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) daily for 14 days prescribed for orchitis cure gonorrhea bacteria if it is present as well?

Probably not: Gonorrhea has become a very resistant bacterial infection and has mutated so as to be unaffected by almost all antibiotics. The most currently promising antibiotic now used is ceftriaxone. Consult with an infectious disease specialist or std specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cefixime 200mg plus azithromycin plus metronidazole dosage for chlamydia cure?

Cefixime 200mg plus azithromycin plus metronidazole dosage for chlamydia cure?

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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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