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Will A Zpack Cure Gonorrhea
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[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
Strep symptoms. Took 500mg of zithromax last night. This morning dr wanted swab for gonorrhea. Will it be accurate?
Maybe...: Gonorrhea can cause sore throat, but it's rare; most oral gonorrhea causes no symptoms at all. A throat swab test will be accurate it it's a DNA test (also called nucleic acid amplification test, NAAT), accurate forup to a week even after treatment. But some labs do culture for throat testing, which could be negative because of the antibiotic. ...Read more
Few days: It will kill the bug in a few days. ...Read more
How will I take zithromax? I just took ofloxacin 400mg fir 6days but it doesn't seem to get rid of my gonorrhea
Treating gonorrhea: Ofloxacin should never be used for gonorrhea, especially in the Philippines, where most gonorrhea is resistant to oflox and related drugs (e.g. ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin). See a doctor for an injection of ceftriaxone. If not possible, e.g. if you go through a pharmacy without a doctor, ask for cefixime 800 mg or azithromycin 2 grams; take either as a single dose. Partner (s) also need treatment. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with gonorrhea and was given 4 500mg pills of azithromycin. I lost the instructions for taking it. Do I take it all at once? Or 2 the first day and then one each day after?
Gonorrhea: Uncomplicated gonorrhea can be treated with a single dose of one gram of azithromycin. If you were given two grams, then perhaps you had a more complicated condition. It would not hurt to take one gram a day for two days. Make sure you are checked for other stds, particularly syphilis and hiv, because people with one std often have more than one. ...Read more
I was prescribed prescribed 500mg of zithromax for a stubborn sinus infection this evening. Is this enough to cover a recent gonorrhea exposure too?
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
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
I'm pretty sure I have gonorrhea. Can I take fish azithromycin and save myself the embarrassmemt at the Dr?
No: No, medications for animals are not at the same dosages as for humans. You will likely under treat yourself and won't clear the infection. Please go see your doctor for an evaluation. Your doctor has treated sexually transmitted infections (STIs) hundreds of times. As doctors we don't care that you have the infection we just want to treat it before something bad (tubal damage) happens. ...Read more
I got treated for gonorrhea with the shot, a week later I still had a lot of discharge so they gave me azithromycin, 2-3 days later it burns after pro
Go back: The current recommended standards for treatment would include two agents to start with (a cephalosporin and azithro or another drug to treat non-gonococcal urethritis). Since antibacterial resistance has become a major issue you would be best to be seen by a doctor expert in the area of STDs. Probably need culture and sensitivity. ...Read more
Yellow discharge and a little itching after 2 days of gonorrhea medication I got a shot and 2 azithromycin pills please help?
Probably OK: It can take a week for gonorrhea symptoms to clear, especially if you also have chlamydia, present in almost half of people with gonorrhea. Your treatment (ceftriaxone and azithromycin) will cure both. But if these symptoms started only after treatment, it could be yeast triggered by the antibiotics. Return to the doctor or clinic if symptoms get worse, or if still there a week after treatment. ...Read more
How long after 1 g of zithromax and a shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone) should I wait before get retested for gonorrhea and chlyamedia? (My doctor didn't know which it was and chose to treat for both).
6-8 weeks: He did not choose to treat for both. It is the required treatment protocol for both GC + CT positive. Your partner should be similarly treated. ...Read more
I took 1g of azithromycin for 3 days, and on the 3rd day I took it plus 400cefixime for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long will drippings will be gone?
Within days: Your symptoms should be gone within a few days. If they persist check with your doctor. Remember that your sexual contacts need to be treated at the same time to eradicate the infection. ...Read more
Hi, Is Ciprofloxacin good vs Gonorrhea and how long should I take it? I was told to take Azithromycin as well for Chlamydia. Is it it ok to combine?
Yes you need to take: Both antibiotics for these diseases. However in recent population studies in the USA and throughout the world, fluoroquinolone-resistant strains of Neisseria gonorrhaea have become widespread, especially in more endemic areas with the highest prevalence. This means that it may be safer for you to seek a single dose Ceftriaxone in the arm or buttock for best available treatment method. ...Read more
Is 1g of azithromycin and 400 mg of cefixime good against gonorrhea? Tried doxy+cipro already and it didn't work. I'm in Thailand, allergic penicilin
Should be OK: Gonorrhea bacteria in SE Asia, including Thailand, often are resistant to both ciprofloxacin and doxycycline, so no surprise they didn't work. Cefixime and azithromycin should be OK, but the best option would have been a shot of ceftriaxone 250 mg instead of cefixime. You should be retested in 2-3 weeks to be sure it's gone; if not, see an STD expert and discuss ceftriaxone. Good luck. ...Read more
I tested negative for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and took Azithromycin on 12/24 evening, how long does it take for dysuria symptoms to resolve? Thanks!
Soon, maybe: It is very unlikely that Chlamydia or Gonorrhea would cause dysuria, so this might be a bladder (urinary tract) infection. There are also other possibilities, none of which can be properly evaluated without an exam. IF it is a bladder infection and IF it is sensitive to azithromycin then you should be feeling better. ...Read more
Tested negative for Gonorrhea & Chlamydia twice. Given Zithromax & Rocephin after first test but still show signs of infection after treatment. 32 male?
Had discharge, doc tests for Gonorrhea & chlamydia. Both negative. Treated for both anyway. Dr said urethritis. Will azithromycin & cefTRIAXone stop it?
It may: This is standard one stop therapy for STD's whether testing is positive or may be falsely negative. There are other possibilities that may become apparent over time but this hits the ones that are treatable & easily passed to others. ...Read more
Could a single dose of 1g azithromycin and 500mg ciprofloxacin be enough to treat chlamydia and gonorrhea infection?
No: Current cdc recommendations for gonorrhea and chlmydia are a single dose of Ceftriaxone 250 mg (shot) and a single dose of Azithromycin 1g (by mouth). Instead of Azithromycin you could do Doxycycline 100 mg by mouth twice a day for 7 days. Treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease (more severe infection in females) cannot be done in a single dose. ...Read more
My doctor gave me azithromycin for chlamydia 6/11. I took them and also got a shot at the ER to prevent gonorrhea 6/19. When does itching go away?
Neither cause itchin: Itching is not a symptom of gonorrhea or chlamydia. Ask if you were tested for trichomoniasis which is another common STD. You may have developed a yeast infection from the antibiotics. This can cause itching. Try an over the counter yeast cream while you wait for an appointment with an Obgyn. ...Read more
Chlamydia &gonorrhea; got shotfor BV & 1 dose 4 pills of azithromycin. Sex 6 days after treatment & got Bartholin cyst- am I still contagious/infected?
Stop sex, see MD: The shot (probably ceftriaxone) was for gonorrhea, not BV. Bartholin gland infection can be caused by gonorrhea, chlamydia, BV bacteria, and others. You shouldn't be having sex with these problems until all symptoms cleared up. Return to your doctor for re-evaluation and probably additional antibiotics (s). Partner also needs treatment if not yet done. Good luck! ...Read more