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Can you get a false positive on a chlamydia test while being on biaxin (clarithromycin) antibiotics? Tk u dr!

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Nope

Clarithromycin (Biaxin®) cannot make a chlamydia test falsely positive.
If you have a positive test while taking the drug, it means you have (or had) chlamydia. After cure of chlamydia with antibiotics, it takes 1-2 weeks for the test to become negative. However, clarithro has not been studied much against chlamydia. For more reliable treatment, ask your doc about azithromycin or doxycycline.

In brief: Nope

Clarithromycin (Biaxin®) cannot make a chlamydia test falsely positive.
If you have a positive test while taking the drug, it means you have (or had) chlamydia. After cure of chlamydia with antibiotics, it takes 1-2 weeks for the test to become negative. However, clarithro has not been studied much against chlamydia. For more reliable treatment, ask your doc about azithromycin or doxycycline.
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