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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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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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How long after taking zithromax should it take for my chlamydia to go away?

How long after taking zithromax should it take for my chlamydia to go away?

Days.: Your doctor should in fact repeat the testing for chlamydia trachomatis within 1-2 weeks after treatment to assure eradication of the infection. Treat your partner! ...Read more

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Im taking 1 tablet for four days of zithromax for chlamydia. How long do it take for the chlamydia to be gone?

You need to hold off: a full seven days. That means it is imperative that you have no sexual contact during this period of treatment. Take care. ...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

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