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Doctor insights on: Zithromax Chlamydia Pelvic Disease

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How long does it take for zithromax to cure chlamydia and does it also cure pelvic inflammatory disease?

How long does it take for zithromax to cure chlamydia and does it also cure pelvic inflammatory disease?

Two weeks: Most providers recommend avoiding intercourse for two weeks after treatment followed by a rest to make sure the infection has resolved. Zithromax can be used as part of the treatment for PID along with other medications. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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How to properly take 500mg of zithromax to treat chlamydia?

Take all at one time: I'm assuming you have 2 of the 250 mg tabs, and you can take both tabs at the same time. May want to eat something when you take it, sometimes it can cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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What is the quickest treatment for Chlamydia ? Other than Zithromax ?

What is the quickest treatment for Chlamydia ? Other than Zithromax ?

Here are some...: The sing-dose Azithromycin is most convenient & effective but more expensive; yet, it is worth. Alternatives are doxycycline, erythromycin, levofloxacin, etc. for non-pregnant women. If pregnant, azithromycin is safe & effective. ...Read more

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Ive had brown discharge after taking zithromax for chlamydia. What do that mean?

Ive had brown discharge after taking zithromax for chlamydia. What do that mean?

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

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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 ?

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

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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 still have a clear discharge 5 days after the 1g dose of Zithromax. How long does it take for symptoms of Chlamydia to stop?

A few more days: If "clear" discharge is an improvement (e.g. previously cloudy or colored), then no worries. It can take a week or more for chlamydia symptoms to clear entirely. Return to your doctor if it hasn't cleared after another week or so. ...Read more

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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

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


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