What is the treatment for Chlamydia?

What is the treatment for Chlamydia?

Antibiotics are the most effective treatment and cure for Chlamydia. Azithromycin (Zithromax) and Doxycycline (Atridox, Bio-Tab) are the most commonly used antibiotics. Research has shown that 80-90% of people with chlamydia are cured after taking these antibiotics.

All sex partners of an infected person should be tested and treated. People with chlamydia should abstain from sexual activity until they and their sex partners have finished treatment. There are safe antibiotics to treat chlamydia during pregnancy

Other antibiotics: amoxicillin, ampicillin, clarithromycin, lymecycline, minocycline, ofloxacin, pivampicillin, and rifampicin.

The most common side effects of antibiotics include:

  • Stomach pain.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Feeling sick.

The drug regimens are taken from the Centers for Disease Control 2006 guidelines.

  1. Recommended Regimens for Nonpregnant Adults.
    Azithromycin 1 g orally in a single dose
    Doxycycline100 mg orally twice a day for 7 days
  2. Alternative Regimens for Nonpregnant Adults.
    Erythromycin base 500 mg orally 4 times a day for 7 days
    Erythromycin ethyl succinate 800 mg orally 4 times a day for 7 days
    Ofloxacin 300 mg orally 2 times a day for 7 days
    Levofloxacin 500 mg orally once a day for 7 days
  3. Regimens for Pregnant Adults.
    Azithromycin is considered to be both safe and effective.

Only your doctor can say which treatment is right for you!

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