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Can a male take the same meds, that a women can when he has chlamydia. When a male has sexually disease like chlamydia. Can he take the same meds, that a women can. Is it the same meds.

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes and no

Men and women are treated for chlamydia with the same antibiotics, usually azithromycin or doxycycline.
However, I think you may be asking whether you can share your partner's prescription. The answer is no, because you both need the full dose. Each partner needs is or her own prescription.

In brief: Yes and no

Men and women are treated for chlamydia with the same antibiotics, usually azithromycin or doxycycline.
However, I think you may be asking whether you can share your partner's prescription. The answer is no, because you both need the full dose. Each partner needs is or her own prescription.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes,

Yes, the treatment for chlamydia is the same regardless of gender. It can be treated with a single large dose of Azithromycin or twice a day Doxycycline for a week.
All sexual partners must be notified and treated to prevent spread. People treated for chlamydia should abstain from sex for 7 days after treatment in order to prevent reinfection. Below is a website with more information on chlamydia.

In brief: Yes,

Yes, the treatment for chlamydia is the same regardless of gender. It can be treated with a single large dose of Azithromycin or twice a day Doxycycline for a week.
All sexual partners must be notified and treated to prevent spread. People treated for chlamydia should abstain from sex for 7 days after treatment in order to prevent reinfection. Below is a website with more information on chlamydia.
Dr. Laura McMullen
Dr. Laura McMullen
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