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What is the best medicine for gonorrhea?

What is the best medicine for gonorrhea?

Several options: In most geographic areas, including all of the US, the standard recommended treatment is a single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin®) plus either a single oral dose of azithromycin (Zithromax®) or 7 days of doxycycline. Oral cefixime sometimes can safely be given instead of the ceftriaxone shot. There are other options if these antibiotics can't be given, such as allergy to them. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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


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Please recommend any medicine for gonorrhea?

Please recommend any medicine for gonorrhea?

250 mg ceftriaxone: Is the usual dose for gonococcal urethritis or cerviciits. ...Read more

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Pls which drugs can cure gonorrhea within oneweek?

Gonorrhea meds?: Gonorrhea may b treated with a single injection of penicillin. However, resistant strains r now common, and ur doc may opt to treat with Ceftriaxone or other antibiotic. Treatment should be administered with tx for chlamydia as well (like doxycycline). This shu also be given to ur partners. C ur doc, test 4 other STDs & follow instructions re: when it is safe to resume sexual activity, & safe sex ...Read more

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Please any best medicine to cure my long worry gonorrhea?

Fitzhugh Curtis: You need to be seen and managed by someone with a background in std medicine. Try an infectious diseases expert or a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Am having gonorrhea please direct me on the right drugs to use before its late?

Am having gonorrhea please direct me on the right drugs to use before its late?

Get checked: If you have gonorrhea there are a few different medications that are used to treat it. They are all prescription drugs youy doctor will need to prescibe ...Read more

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I've been showing symptoms of gonorrhea, but I'm only 18. Can I get medicine without permission?

Get tested: You do not get treated or take medicine based on symptoms, you need to get tested to see if you have it (or not.). ...Read more

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How can a multi-drug resistant gonorrhea be treated?

How can a multi-drug resistant gonorrhea be treated?

Culture: The physician should take a swab of the infected site and send it for culture (growth) to the lab which will also conduct a "sensitivity" test to see which antibiotics will work and those that are resistant and won't work. If all else fails, the MD should check with the centers for disease control (cdc) in Atlanta for the latest possible antibiotic Rx for gonorrhea resistant strains. ...Read more

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How many days will it take for gonorrhea symptoms to stop while taking drugs? Am on medication but still having penal discharge. Is this normal? Scared

Urethritis: Ceftriaxone shots are the most effective treatment now for Gonorrhea. And, you should be not contagious forty eight hours after the shot. Doxycycline is not the most effective way to treat chlamydia, and it may take seven or so days for this drug to be effective enough. ...Read more

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Hey I'm against taking any sorts of non natural medicines, so it's there a natural way for my gonorrhea to go away?

Hey I'm against taking any sorts of non natural medicines, so it's there a natural way for my gonorrhea to go away?

Good grief, NO!!!: If you suspect gonorrhea from symptoms (abnormal penile discharge, often with painful urination) or a sex partner diagnosed with it, you MUST be treated with antibiotics. It might clear on its own, but only after many weeks, leaving behind serious damage in you, a partner or both. This infection is 1000 times more dangerous than any antibiotic or other "non-natural" medication. Get care TODAY!!! ...Read more

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Hello, I have gonorrhea, I have this white yellowish purs coming out, I don't feel much pain. Please could you prescribe me good drugs I could use?

Hello, I have gonorrhea, I have this white yellowish purs coming out, I don't feel much pain. Please could you prescribe me good drugs I could use?

Needs STD testing: There are no effective treatments for gonorrhea except for antibiotics, especially now that resistant gonorrhea is spreading. A person with suspected gonorrhea should be evaluated by a doctor to check for gonorrhea and other STD infections such as chlamydia, trichomonas, syphillis... Until the doctor's appointment, the person should avoid sexual contact with others, so not to spread the gonorrhea. ...Read more

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How can a multi-drug resistant strains of gonorrhea be treated?

How can a multi-drug resistant strains of gonorrhea be treated?

Gentamicin, others: True multi-drug resistance in gonorrhea is absent in the US and Europe (so far); all gonorrhea in the US is easily treated with readily available, routinely recommended antibiotics. For gonorrhea acquired where rare MDR cases have occurred (e.g., parts of Asia including Japan, S. Korea), discuss Rx (e.g., gentamicin) with an infectious diseases specialist or your local or state health dept. ...Read more

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Is there any other way to treat gonorrhea aside from the very painful intramuscular drug? Intercourse happened a week ago and I'm having some drips now

Gonorrhea: Nope. Not any more. There is now only one medication to treat Gonorrhea in the world. It is Ceftriaxone. Without it there will be disseminated and deadly gonorrhea. Take your medication. Have the doctor or nurse dilute it in Lidocaine instead of water. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after exposure to Chlamydia or gonorrhea for medicine to be effective? I know it takes a few days for it to come up in tests..

How long should I wait after exposure to Chlamydia or gonorrhea for medicine to be effective? I know it takes a few days for it to come up in tests..

Chlamydia treatment: With recommended treatment (azithromycin or doxycycline), chlamydia is non-infectious for partners after 2-3 days, but to be safe it is best to have no sex for at least a week, and only with partners who also were treated or not previously exposed. The standard tests are reliable any time more than 4-5 days after exposure. ...Read more

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What can u do for multi-drug resistant including ceftriaxone strains of gonorrhea?

Cefixime is good: Multidrug resistant gonorrhea is rare, but on the rise. If you are not better after cefriaxone, have your doctor do a culture, instead of a rapid tests, and ask the lab to test for antibiotic susceptibility. In large studies, Cefixime resistance is very rare but not impossible. So far, all gonorrhea has been sensitive to something. Overuse of antibiotics is probably the cause of this problem. ...Read more

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How could a multi-drug resistant (including ceftriaxone resistant) strains of n. gonorrhea be treated?

How could a multi-drug resistant (including ceftriaxone resistant) strains of n. gonorrhea be treated?

Gonnorrhoea: There are increasingly resistant strains of Gonorrhoea reported in many part of the world, including in the U.S. As such, combination therapy is advised for most cases. If resistant to Ceftriaxone, there are alternative choices, but this is best discussed with your provider or an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I have taken about 5 packs of cefixime 400mg 2 daily for gonorrhea. Isn't that too much do I need any kind of blood supplement should I stop the drug?

?: Depends on how many days the totoal treatment was prescribed; in any event you should get retested to check to see if you were cured; no supplement is indicated. ...Read more

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I went to a pharmacy to get treated of gonorrhea and the pharmacist directed me to go for herbal treatment rather. That thr is no good drugs for it?

Gonorrhea Treatment: In the summer of 2012, the CDC updated the guidelines again - recommending that all gonorrhea cases be treated with injectable, rather than oral, antibiotics.

If a pharmacist sent you to the herbal section rather than referring you to be tested by a physician or clinic, then they ought to be reported. That is horrifying to me. I do hope you misunderstood. ...Read more

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What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

No such thing: There is concern that multi-drug resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonorrhea bacteria) could evolve in the future, but it hasn't happened yet. When it does, there probably will still be some reliable treatment options. Although this may be a serious public health concern someday, for now you needn't worry about it, especially in North America and western Europe. ...Read more

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What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

What options exist for the effective treatment of a life-threatening multi-drug resistant strain of n. gonorrhea?

No such thing: Duplicate question, same answer: Multi-drug resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonorrhea bacteria) may evolve in the future, but it hasn't happened yet. When it does, there probably will still be some reliable treatment options. Although this may be a serious public health concern someday, for now you needn't worry about it, especially in North America and western Europe. ...Read more

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What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

Ceftriaxone, others: Duplicate question, same answer: Azithromycin by itself is not used for gonorrhea treatment unless other first-line treatments cannot be given, such as drug allergy. When used for gonorrhea, a 2 gram dose of AZM is needed (vs. 1 gram for chlamydia). Has persistent gonorrhea been professionally diagnosed? If so, I would recommend ceftriaxone plus doxycycline. Discuss with your doctor or clinic ...Read more

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What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

What drug can I take if azithromycin didn't get rid of my gonorrhea?

Ceftriaxone, others: Azithromycin alone is not recommended for gonorrhea treatment unless there is a reason that other first-line treatments cannot be given, such as drug allergy. When used for gonorrhea, a 2 gram dose of AZM is needed (compared with 1.0 g for chlamydia). Has persistent gonorrhea been professionally diagnosed? If so, I would recommend ceftriaxone plus doxycycline. Discuss with your doctor or clinic ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to treat epididymitis caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia? What are the symptoms? Do you have pain in joints?

Assume both: The cdc guidelines for treatment of genital gonorrhea have changed. They now recommend Ceftriaxone in a single 2gm IV dose along with with Azithromycin 2gm orally or Doxycycline 100mg twice a day x 7 days. This will effectively treat chlamydial infection and you must generally assume that if you have one you probably have both. If confined to genital disease you should not be having joint pain. ...Read more

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If im taking antibiotics (for gonorrhea) that say not to drink alcohol while taking it and I accidentally did will it stop my medicine from working?

No, it will not: Some antibiotics can increase the tendency for ethanol to cause unpleasant symptoms and/or decrease apparent "tolerance". That is the purpose of the warning. ...Read more

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What is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection, easy to treat. It can cause urogenital infections in both men and women, including cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, which can lead to fertility problems. It can also cause throat infection, anal infection, eye infections, and, if it gets into the bloodstream, may, rarely, involve the liver, heart. Brain, and joints. ...Read more

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What is gonorrhea like?

What is gonorrhea like?

Unpleasant: Women or men with gonorrhea may be asymptomatic. Rectal symptoms for men or women can include drainage, itching, bleeding & painful bowel movements. Pharyngeal gonorrhea can cause sore throat. Men may have pain with urination & discharge that is green, yellow or white. They may develop pain of the testes or scrotum. Women may have pain with urination, vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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How did I get gonorrhea?

How did I get gonorrhea?

...: People get gonorrhea by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhea can be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate. During childbirth, gonorrhea can be spread from an infected mother to her baby. ...Read more