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Z Pack Chlamydia
My gf and I both took 1g z-pack for chlamydia @ same time and had sex 5 days later. My dysuria returned, dr gave me doxycycline but said she is fine?
See answer: Though treating you with Doxycycline was not inappropriate, it certainly is possible that your dysuria was not related to recurrent or residual chlamydia. Test-of-cure (i.e., repeat testing 3–4 weeks after completing therapy) is not advised for persons treated with the recommended or alternative regimens, unless therapeutic compliance is in question, symptoms persist, or reinfection is suspected. ...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
Hello. I was wondering if a z-pack would cure chlamydia? The single dose is 1g at once. But would the five day pack work as well?
Understanding med: This one will cure it. It is different from many antibiotics in its mechanics. Others you take daily for a long while because it doesn't stay in your system long enough to work unless you take it every day and sometimes several times a day. This one is absorbed into your bodies fat cells and leaks into the blood slowly over a week or more. Taken all at once (1gm) it works fine. ...Read more
Yes and no: The medication in a z-pack, azithromycin, is the drug of choice for chlamydia. However, it is supposed to be given as 1gm stat, i.e. Four 250mg tablets taken all at once. A z-pack is dosed differently. The recommended medication for gonorrhea is a muscular injection of Ceftriaxone 250mg x 1. You can use azithromycin 2gm x 1, but it is not ideal. ...Read more
Can I get reinfected with chlamydia, after taking z-pack a week before? Well the test come out positive or negative?
Took zithromax z pak (azithromycin) for chlamydia two days ago now having yellow and green vaginal discharge no possible reinfection. Only had clear white discharge before treatment. Why am I having weird discharge now?
Infection clearing: It could just be the infection clearing up. If it persists or if you develop symptoms like pelvic pain, vaginal itching or burning see a doctor. ...Read more
What prostatitis infection after hand job with oil? Chlamydia and gonorrhea neg. Doxy, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) z pack, no help. Flagyl helped little. What do I do?
Doubt prostatitis: No STD or any infection that might cause prostatitis is possible from such contact. I'm guessing your symptoms are some combination of urinary urgency, bladder discomfort, and/or testicular or low abdominal pain. Most men with such symptoms have genitally focused anxiety--pain from pevlic muscle tension not prostate. That all the antibiotics didn't help is very strong evidence against infection. ...Read more
Yes: Those medications can be taken together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chlamydia treatment: Dried old blood from irritation caused by the infection. This should go away soon. If you still have these symptoms over a week, pelvic pain, or painful urination, you should be rechecked. The infection could still be lingering or you could also have a different infection that requires different treatment. Abstinence is a must during this time! ...Read more
How possible is it to have passed chlamydia to my partner that never had it if I had sex 3 days after taking 1g Zithromax?
Possible: We usually recommend waiting 1-2 weeks before having unprotected sex after being treated for chlamydia. I recommend my patients come back in for a test of cure to confirm that the infection has resolved. It is important that all partners get treated to avoid spreading it around. ...Read more
I still have a clear discharge 5 days after the 1g dose of Zithromax. How long does it take for symptoms of Chlamydia to stop?
I have taken zithromax for chlamydia yesterday and started getting brown discharge today, do that mean the medicine is working?
No: The discharge is independent of the brown discharge, which is mostly related to old vaginal/cervical blood mixed with sexual mucous. ...Read more
I took Zithromax to treat my chlamydia but had sex the same night. My partner hasn't been tested yet. Will my Zithromax still be affective?
Probably. But: You need to have your partner treated so you don't pass the chlamydia back and forth to each other. He/she should be tested. Also you talk to your doc about being retested in a few weeks--urine tested--to be sure the Zithromax worked given that you were exposed after treatment began. ...Read more
I was treated for Chlamydia w 1g Zithromax is it possible that I passed it to my partner he never had it & we had unprotected sex 3days after??
I wk ago I tested + for chlamydia & took Zithromax. Current Sx is only minimal clear discharge. Is this normal? Currently on 2nd dose of Zithromax.
Give it more time: It often takes a week or more for chlamydia symptoms to clear up entirely. If your discharge was previously colored or in larger amount, i.e. if "minimal clear discharge" is an improvement, you didn't need the second dose of azithromycin. Just sit tight for a few more days and see your doctor if it's still not back to normal. However, all people with chlamydia should be retested after 3 months. ...Read more
My boyfriend and I treated chlamydia with a dose of zithromax, had sex 7 days later then tested positive a couple months later. Why would this occur?
One not cured: If you both are monogamous, one of you was not cured, so that one transmitted to the other partner. So now make sure bother are cured add note yes one of you is not cured, female is usually need more time to eradicate infection, speak to your doctor.. ...Read more
We got treated for chlamydia, with a one day dose of zithromax. We had sex 5 days after he took his meds, instead of a week. How likly is reinfection?
Watch and see: If you want odds, see your bookie. Otherwise, wait to see if your symptoms return. Was this just a test to see if you can get away with 2 less days than the doctor recommended? There is usually a good reason for the recommendations that are made. If symptoms return, retest and retreat. ...Read more
Given Zithromax to treat Chlamydia over a month ago. Haven't had sex since then, and had another test done 2 days ago. Why did I test positive again?
Persistent infection: Azithromycin (Zithromax®) is not perfect against chlamydia; it fails to cure the infection at least 2-3% of the time. It's probably random. Recent research has learned that in some people, chlamydia may persist in the intestinal tract, where azithro doesn't work well. You need retreatment, preferably with doxycycline. (This assumes you indeed haven't had sex and could not have been reinfected.) ...Read more
I took a 500mg zithromax pill at 1am yesterday and had unprotected sex with my partner who has chlamydia also and took another pill midnight and one a?
Chlamydia treatment: Proper treatment for chlamydia is 1 gram (1000 mg) azithromycin (Zithromax) in a single dose; you should have taken both pills at once. And you should not be having sex with an untreated partner! Probably all will be OK, but to be most safe I would advise that you ask your doctor for another 500 mg pill and take 2 at once; make sure your partner is treated; and no sex for at least a week. ...Read more
How can I know if chlamydia reach prostate or not, what is the treatm if happens I take zithromax 1.5 g single dose then after a week 500 mg for 3 dys?
Depends on symptoms: Do you have chlamydia? Does your partner have it? If yes, then Azithromycin is a good drug for it. It should be prescribed by your doctor. But, in terms of prostate infection, in particular, the symptoms of prostatism include deep pelvic discomfort, discomfort while sitting, and prostate tenderness on rectal exam, besides burning urination. Prostatitis may need longer treatment than urethritis/uti. ...Read more
Could I get a false positive on a chlamydia test after taking Zithromax for one day prior to the test? If I can, how common is it?
Diagnosed with chlamydia 11 days ago. I was given 2gm of Zithromax. I still have discharge, but it's clear. How long does it take for this to subside?
Need followup: Please return to your doctor for a test of cure culture. ...Read more
Can chlamydia reach prostate I do swab test after message it was postive after taking zithromax I do swab without message and found nega. Is it true?
Tested positive for chlamydia was given 4 250mg pills of zithromax was told after 3 days by nurse I should be fine I feel is too soon what should I do?
Don't need more: The usual dose of this antibiotic is 1 gm in a sin glee dose. This is usually enough to eradicate a usual Chlamydial infection. Many patients remain having some mild symptoms that relate NOT to the persistence of Chlamydia but to the lingering inflamation. Be patient with your symptoms, they usually resolve on their own after the therapy you received ...Read more
PID: No. PID is usually polymicrobial - more than one organism involved in infection. Zithromax only covers the Chlamydia. You also need an antibiotic that would cover Gonorrhoea, and some clinicians would also use Flagyl to cover for anaerobic organisms. Zithromax alone is not adequate for PID. ...Read more
Foul smelling discharge after taking zithromax tablets for chlamydia. Is this a common side effect?
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