Chlamydia treatment

Antibiotics for chlamydia treatment

 

Possible presentation for chlamydia treatment

 

Chlamydia is typically asymptomatic which is why it is known to be a silent disease. In women, the cervix can look a beefy red that bleeds easily (see picture in chlamydia looks like section). Discharge is watery and less purulent than that for gonococcal urethritis.

Possible complications

 

Possible complications resulting from lack of treatment are epididymitis (in men) and pelvic inflammatory disease in women.

Likely chlamydia treatment for both women and men:

 

The treatment for an adult regime is the antibiotic azithromycin (brand name Zithromax) 1g orally in a single dose or doxycycline 100mg orally twice daily for seven days. This is most likely what the Dr. will prescribe you for suspected or diagnosed chlamydia. Doxycycline is also an antibiotic and goes by the brand name Vibramycin.

Alternate treatments

 

Antibiotic erythromycin ethylsuccinate 800mg orally four times daily for 7 days or antibiotic levofloxacin 500mg orally once daily for 7 days.

If pregnant likely treatment plan is:

 

Azitghromycin 1g orally in a single dose or amoxicillin 1g orally in a single dose or amoxicillin 500mg orally three times daily for 7 days.

Alternative treatment for those pregnant

 

Erythromyacin base 500mg orally four times daily for 7 days or 250mg orally four times daily for 14 days or erythromycin ethylsuccinate 800mg orally four times daily for 7 days or 400 mg orally four times daily for 14 days.

For infection of infants

 

Treatment of neonatal conjunctivitis(ophthalmia neonatorum) or infant pneumonia should be with erythromycin base or ethylsuccinate 50 mg/kg/day orally divided into four doses daily for 14 days. *Note: Neonatal conjunctivitis can result in the a newborn when the mother is infected with gonorrhea or chlamydia. As the baby is passing through the birth channel, its eyes become contaminated. Without prompt and proper treatment this can lead to blindness. Typically the eyes will be inflamed and discharge from the eyes of either a purulent nature or watery nature will occur. Discharge will be more purulent if infection is from gonorrhea and more watery if from chlamydia (to chlamydia from chlamydia treatment)