If you’re diagnosed with chlamydia, your health care provider will probably prescribe an antibiotic. In some cases, treatment is possible with a single dose of medication in the health care provider’s office. It’s important to make sure that you take the antibiotic exactly as directed for as long as it’s prescribed — even if your symptoms go away. Avoid having sex until your treatment is complete and the infection is cured. It’s also important to let your sex partner(s) know that you have chlamydia so they can get tested and treated, too. Some health care providers will give you medications to take home to your partner. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that’s caused by a type of bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. Both women and men can get it by having unprotected vaginal or anal sex with an infected partner. The results of two therapeutic trials in female patients with uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhoea (A) and in male patients with uncomplicated urethral gonorrhoea (B) treated with either 200 mg and 400 mg enoxacin orally, of one therapeutic trial in male patients with uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhoea treated with either 250 mg or 500 mg ciprofloxacin orally (C) and of one therapeutic trial in male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) treated with ciprofloxacin 1 g daily during seven days (D) are presented and compared with the results of other investigators. The cure rate in study A was 100% (n=40) in the 400 mg group and 95.7% (n=46) in the 200 mg group. The cure rate in study B was 92% (n=78) in the 400 mg group and 90% (n=77) in the 200 mg group. In both studies no antichlamydial effect of enoxacin was observed. The cure rates in study C were 100% with 250 and 500 mg. In studies A, B and C side effects were minor and rare and were mainly nausea and headache. In study D (100 patients suffering from NGU) disappearance of one day after the end of treatment was observed in 29 of 32 (91 %) and 28 of 32 (88%) cases, respectively. Pyuria disappeared in 44% and 74% of the patients showed clinical cure. In conclusion, ciprofloxacin can be considered a drug of choice in uncomplicated urethral gonorrhoea.
Chlamydia can usually be effectively treated with antibiotics. More than 95% of people will be cured if they take their antibiotics correctly. You may be started on antibiotics once test results have confirmed you have chlamydia. But if it's very likely you have the infection, you might be started on treatment before you get your results. The two most commonly prescribed antibiotics for chlamydia are: Your doctor may give you different antibiotics, such as amoxicillin or erythromycin, if you have an allergy or are pregnant or breastfeeding. A longer course of antibiotics may be used if your doctor is concerned about complications of chlamydia. Some people experience side effects during treatment, but these are usually mild. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium. The infection is passed from person-to-person through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. It can affect the penis, vagina, or throat, among other areas of the body. According to Planned Parenthood, more than 800,000 Americans are diagnosed with gonorrhea each year. Gonorrhea can lead to serious complications when left untreated, so it’s important to receive treatment as soon as possible. Most cases of gonorrhea can be treated effectively with the correct medications. The infection can even be cured if treatment is received promptly.
The highest rates of reported gonorrhea infections occur among adolescent females aged 15–19 years. Among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)–recommended single-dose gonorrhea treatment regimens, ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, is approximately half the cost of other CDC-recommended oral treatment regimens. Fluoroquinolone use in patients aged The highest rates of reported gonorrhea infections occur among adolescent females aged 15–19 years . Sociodemographic studies have mapped endemic gonorrhea and sporadic gonorrhea cases to impoverished urban areas with limited resources [2, 3]. Therefore, an inexpensive, effective, single-dose antibiotic would be beneficial for the treatment and control of gonorrhea. Although resistance to penicillin and tetracycline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published guidelines in 1987 that include recommendations to discontinue use of these classes of antibiotics for treatment of gonorrhea infection . Antimicrobial resistance of remains a critical concern for gonorrhea treatment. If you suspect you have chlamydia, your doctor may want to test cervical or penile discharge or urine using one of several available methods. However, because many women don't know they have the disease until it has caused serious complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually active women under age 25 and others at higher risk should be tested for chlamydia once a year during their annual pelvic exam even if they don’t have symptoms. Pregnant women should also be tested as part of their routine lab work. If you are diagnosed with chlamydia, your doctor will prescribe oral antibiotics. A single dose of azithromycin or taking doxycycline twice daily for 7 to 14 days are the most common treatments and are the same for those with or without HIV. With treatment, the infection should clear up in about a week. Do not have sex for at least 7 days until you have taken all of your medication, and do not stop taking the antibiotics even if you feel better. Your doctor will also recommend that your partner(s) be treated as well to prevent reinfection and further spread of the disease.
Scand J Infect Dis Suppl. 1989;-5. Ciprofloxacin versus doxycycline in the treatment of uncomplicated urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infections. Jan 11, 2016. Treatment will begin as soon as the diagnosis is made. ciprofloxacin Cipro, 500 mg taken orally; ofloxacin Floxin, 400 mg taken orally as a.