Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Azithromycin for Gonorrhea
Someone posted on this site that Azithromycin will not cure Gonorrhea, however I read on the Pfizer web site that it will cure gonorrhea and chlamydia. So my question is, will a 2 gram dose of Azithromycin cure both Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
Cancel
6 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Yeah along with a 7 to 10 day course of Doxy for Chlamydia. Did you get an injection of Rochpine, that usually clears up the Gonorrhea
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
207091 tn?1337713093
It MIGHT cure it, but chances are, it won't.  Several strains of gonorrhea are now pretty much resistant to many medications, including azithromycin.

The CDC ONLY recommends treatment with Rocephin (ceftriaxone) or a few other selected medications.  Azithromycin is not on the list.

Aj
Comment
Cancel
207091 tn?1337713093
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
207091 tn?1337713093
Oh and its really helpful if you can keep all your posts to one thread, so we don't have to keep checking other threads for your history.

Aj
Comment
Cancel
207091 tn?1337713093
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
This study concluded that azithromycin 1g single dose was quite effective in curing gonorrhea.

"This paper describes the efficacy of azithromycin 1g single dose in the management of uncomplicated gonorrhoea either with or without chlamydial co-infection. Three hundred and one patients were treated for gonorrhoea between January 2000 and June 2001; 226/301 (75.1%) were treated with azithromycin 1g stat dose while the rest were treated with different regimens. Ninety-seven of 301 (32.2%) of all isolated strains were found to be resistant to at least one antibiotic where penicillin constituted the majority (23%). Chlamydial co-infection was found in 38.2% (115/301). Only 73.1% (220/301) attended for a test-of-cure, all but six patients had negative gonorrhoea cultures at their reviews. Among the six failures 3/32 (9.3%) were initially on amoxicillin, 2/170 (1.2%) on azithromycin and 1/22 (4.5%) on ciprofloxacin. Hence, azithromycin stat dose has proved to be a cost-effective treatment for uncomplicated gonorrhoea supported by the increased prevalence of penicillin-resistant organisms, concomitant chlamydial infection and the high failure rate in keeping review appointments."
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I would like to hear others thoughts on Lostandscaredtx post.
I was just prescribed the same treatment by my doctor.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
This is from the CDC: Recommended Regimens

Ceftriaxone 125 mg IM in a single dose
   OR
Cefixime 400 mg orally in a single dose or 400 mg by suspension (200 mg/5ml)
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
STDs Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top STDs Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
feelingundone
Avatar m tn
Blank
Fleetwood20
Avatar n tn
Blank
guilt1905
3149845 tn?1452625053
Blank
Life360_Dave
fort lauderdale, FL
Avatar m tn
Blank
Squints9958
Avatar m tn
Blank
Ftworthstress76137