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Doctor insights on: Treating Chlamydia With Zithromax

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Can you treat chlamydia with ciprofloxacin?

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

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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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

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How effective is azithromycin in treating chlamydia with a single oral suspension?

How effective is azithromycin in treating chlamydia with a single oral suspension?

Standard treatment: This is a n antibiotic that differs from most people are use to taking.Instead of going in and ending up in your pee a few hours later, this one attaches to the fat cells of your body and gradually releases into the blood over more than a week. The constant level kills the germ.Since one dose is easier and works, it is preferred to those requiring people remember lots of doses. ...Read more

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Does azithromycin treat chlaymidia and gonnereah?

Z-pak: The Azithromycin covers the Chlaymidia, ...and Rocephin or a medication like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) should be used for the Gonnorhea. You should get both treated and the Z-pak will only really cover the Chlaymidia. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are amoxicillin and metronidazole effect in treating chlamydia?

Are amoxicillin and metronidazole effect in treating chlamydia?

Chlamydia: Treatment for chlamydia is generally Doxycycline or azithromycin. The drugs you mention are not appropriate for this infection. If you were prescribed these medications for chlamydia you may want to consider finding a new physician. ...Read more

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Is alcohol with meds for treating chlamydia?

Is alcohol with meds for treating chlamydia?

Recommend taking: Chlamydia medications as directed. If you drink alcohol it should be minimal. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline hyclate connected with yeast infection?

Is doxycycline hyclate connected with yeast infection?

Yeastie beasties: Our mucous membranes (lining mouth, gut, vagina) are covered with bacteria and yeast. The colony of microbes is called a microbiome and it is balanced so that we stay well. Antibiotics kill off not only infection causing bacteria but our good bacteria as well and this allows the yeast to overgrow. Doxycycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic and is highly associated with yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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Nurse practitioner prescribed azithromycin and diflucan (fluconazole) for yeast infection. Y this combo?

Yeast Infection: Generally, Diflucan (fluconazole) is the drug of choice for a yeast infection. The Azithromycin was probably prescribed for another infection you might be fighting - such as bronchitis. With this drug, it is not uncommon to develop a yeast infection because of the bacteriocidal effects on your genitsl flora, so Diflucan (fluconazole) was prescribed to prevent a yeast infection from occurring. ...Read more

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Do ciprofloxacin oral treats chamydia?

Do ciprofloxacin oral treats chamydia?

Not a good choice: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not a good choice for chlamydia. The cdc 2010 treatment guidelines are a great resource and you can direct your doctor there to help select the correct medication for you. Zithromax and Doxycycline are the two most common choices. There are a few others listed as available options. ...Read more

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Does the metronidazole antibiotic cure BV and chlamydia?

Does the metronidazole antibiotic cure BV and chlamydia?

Not both: Metronidazole will often cure BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is ineffective against chlamydia. For this you will need a different antibiotic, such as azithromycin, doxycycline, eryhromycin, or uncommonly Levofloxacin and ofloxacin. See your clinician for an appropriate prescription. ...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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Will bactrim cure Chlamydia and Gonorrhea?

Will bactrim cure Chlamydia and Gonorrhea?

Not at all: If you use these for this you will just piss away the drug and it will do nothing but delay your getting proper treatment.If you are assuming this is what you have, be aware that there are at least a dozed diseases that can pass through sexual contact.Some can be much worse than either chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...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