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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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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 to properly take 500mg of zithromax to treat chlamydia?

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

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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?

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

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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 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??

STDs: it is possible that you may have transmitted before you got treated. Men do not always show symptoms. He should be checked as well and get treated. I recommend this as he can re-infect you again if he is carring the infection. Stop having sex, and get your partner checked. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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 up to 2-3% of the time. It appears to be random. However, recent research has learned that in some people, chlamydia may persist in the intestinal tract. You need retreatment, preferably with 7 days of doxycycline. (This assumes you indeed haven't had sex and could not have been reinfected.) ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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After taking 2000 mg of zithromax for chlamydia how soon is it cured?

After taking 2000 mg of zithromax for chlamydia how soon is it cured?

Probably 48 hours: For most infections, therapeutic effect is achieve within 36 to 48 hours of starting antibiotics. With this being said, i would wait a week and consider repeat testing (test of cure) to be sure. ...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


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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