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Doctor insights on: Zithromax Can Treat Pid

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I've had a course of metronadizole and now prescribed zithromax is that enough to treat PID?

I've had a course of metronadizole and now prescribed zithromax is that enough to treat PID?

How do you feel?: There are a variety of treatment protocols for PID. IF you are feeling better then the medication is likely working. Usually a patient should be reevaluated 48-72 hours after PID treatment with a pelvic exam.

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Could 1 dose of zithromax cure pid?

Only chlamydia: One 1gram dose is used for treatment of Chlamydia only. This is not standard therapy for PID

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Docs, could 1 dose of zithromax cure pid?

Not reliable: It might work sometimes, but not reliable. Other antibiotics for 1-2 weeks normally are needed.

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Mi have been diagnosed with PID will amoxycillin and zithromax be enough combination to cure pid? Or will I need different antibiotics?

Mi have been diagnosed with PID will amoxycillin and zithromax be enough combination to cure pid? Or will I need different antibiotics?

Likely: Though the regimen you were prescribed isn't on the cdc's recommended list for outpatient treatment of pid, it likely will work. Typically outpatient treatment involves an intramuscular injection of Ceftriaxone and Azithromycin (zithromax). The Amoxicillin should provide coverage even if it isn't first line. If you have any question about your treatment, you can consult a clinic or md.

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No doctors for the next month. I think I may have pid, can't wait a month. Took zithromax 1g yesterday. Is taking cefixime 400 mg today a good idea?

Definitely not: Self treating can be dangerous. The use of the proper antibiotic- if indeed itspid- ios crutial. Get yourself to a physician asap.

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Could the single dose of zithromax cure chlamydia and PID at the same time?

Could the single dose of zithromax cure chlamydia and PID at the same time?

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.

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I'm wondering can the single dose of zithromax cure chlamydia and PID at the same time?

PID: No. A single dose, 1 gram, of Azithromycin, is acceptable treatment for chlamydia. PID, however, is often polymicrobial - caused by more than one bacteria - and, as such, one needs other antibiotics, as well. PID is a serious infection and should be treated by your provider.

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If my PID isn't caused by chlamydia or gonorrhea, then are Zithromax azirhromycin going to help??

Possibly: Azithromycin helps against a variety of bacteria. To treat PID effectively, the bacteria that cause the PID need to be identified.

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I need to take Zithromax for possible PID, hate taking medication, severe anxiety about Stevens Johnson syndrome. What can you advise to help?

I need to take Zithromax for possible PID, hate taking medication, severe anxiety about Stevens Johnson syndrome. What can you advise to help?

Symptoms: If you are concerned about a medical condition learn the signs and symptoms so you and be aware when to consult medical professionals. If this is an anxiety issue, contact a mental health professional.

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I have chlamydia and suspect I may have pid, will the zithromax prescribed cure PID if I have it, or do I need to go back to the doctor to be checked?

I have chlamydia and suspect I may have pid, will the zithromax prescribed cure PID if I have it, or do I need to go back to the doctor to be checked?

Get Treated: It is urgent that you get treated asap. Zithromax 1000 mg or 1 gm is one of the recommended treatments. The sooner you get treated, the less chance of causing permanent scarring of your follapian tubes which in turn can cause infertility. Also, your partner should also be checked and preferably treated.

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Does zithromax used for chlamydia get rid of pid? How can I be sure if chlamydia did or didn't cause infertility?

PID: Because chlamydia can stay without symptoms, it can cause damage to the fallopian tubes and lead to infertility later in life. If diagnosed early, a single dose of zithromax should treat the infection and reduce any risk for complications. Still, the only way to know if there is any residual effect is to evaluate the fallopian tubes with a hysterosalpingogram.

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Is metronidazole and Zithromax a reasonable treatment for PID? I am clear of STDs.

PID is an STD: In general PID is an STD although there are certain exceptions. This is a reasonable choice of antibiotics but close monitoring is required. If PID is treated as an outpatient the patient should be seen for a physician exam 48-72 hours later to confirm improvement.

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Can azithromycin 500mg treat PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)?

Azithromycin: Not in a single dose. Antibiotic therapy for any infection is dependent upon the sensitivity of the causative organism to the antibiotic used, the dosages and duration of therapy, the ability of the antibiotic to penetrate to the locale of the infection, and the immune status of the patient as well as the duration of the infection. Under the proper circumstances Azithromycin may be ok here.

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Can 1g azithromycin treat anything else other than Clamydia and gonorreah? Treated for suspected PID but have NO positive STI swabs.

See below: Azithromycin 1g: a treatment of choice for urethritis and cervicitis as most of these infections are due to gonorrhea and/or Chlamydia. Same dose also used for Rx of the STD "Chanchroid." PID can be difficult diagnosis to make and cultures not always positive. Pelvic/lower abdominal pain, tenderness on pelvic exam, vaginal discharge, fever usual symptoms. 2 weeks of oral antibiotics in mild cases

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When I had chlamydia, if I would have had PID would this have been cured with the same antibiotic I took to treat chlamydia? Azithromycin?

Azithro will cure it: Assuming you had no symptoms of PID (abdominal pain, fever, etc) then the standard treatment for chlamydia, such as a single dose of azithromycin, would cure you. All people with chlamydia should have a follow-up test in 3-4 months, which picks up both reinfection and rare treatment failures. But you needn't worry about PID. If in doubt, check with your local NHS GUM clinic for expert care.

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If Doxyclycine and Azithromycin are both contraindications for a patient what else can be used for GON/STDs/PID?

Depends on disease: The CDC recommends ceftriaxone or cefixime for gonorrhoeae. Other drugs are recommended for other STDs. PID can be treated with clindamycin and gentamycin in those who are allergic to or can't take azithromycin or doxycycline. Hope this helps.

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