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Gonorrhea Treatment

There are two goals in treating sexual transmitted disease, especially one as easily spread as gonorrhea. The first is to cure the infection in the patient. the second is to locate and test all of the other people the person had sexual contact with and treat them to prevent further spread of the disease.

You should not treat by your own self without being seen by your doctor first. Your health care provider will determine the best and most up to date treatment. Some doctor may recommends the following treatments for uncomplicated gonorrhea.

  • A single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 125 mg or a single dose of cefixime 400 mg taken by mouth are currently the recommended antibiotic treatment
  • Azithromycin (Zithromax) 2g in a single dose may be used for people who have severe allergic reactions to ceftriaxone, cefixime, or penicillin.

Penicillin used to be the standard treatment, but it is not used any longer because it does not cure gonorrhea all the time. The CDC also recommended against using a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, or levofloxacin).


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