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If I have gonorrhea can I just take amoxicillin with no probenecid?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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Amoxicillin-resistant gonococci are very common in many areas, and not recommended as first line therapy.
When sensitive, probenecid delays excretion of Amoxicillin by the kidneys and increases the levels available in the body. The combo is beneficial when the organisms are sensitive. Check the cdc website for current recommendations for your area.

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Amoxicillin-resistant gonococci are very common in many areas, and not recommended as first line therapy.
When sensitive, probenecid delays excretion of Amoxicillin by the kidneys and increases the levels available in the body. The combo is beneficial when the organisms are sensitive. Check the cdc website for current recommendations for your area.
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