Antibiotics For Chlamydia

Doctors generally prescribe one of seven types of antibiotics for Chlamydia.  After a culture is taken to determine the type of infection the patient is suffering from, the physician will determine the proper antibiotic.  The antibiotic prescribed, dosage and number of days is based on the type of bacteria.  Some patients may take any one of the medicines based on their age, weight, medical history and other medicines being taken.  The available list of antibiotics will be scanned to determine the best one for the patient based on their own unique history. 

When an antibiotic is prescribed, all sexual partners must take the antibiotic or the infection can reoccur.  In addition, women who are pregnant or have given birth while the infection was active must treat their infant.

Amoxcillin antibiotic prescribed for Chlamydia – This medication is the generic brand for Amoxil or Trimoxthrocin.  Side effects can include nausea and vomiting.  If nausea and vomiting occurs, call your doctor immediately. 

Azithromycin antibiotic prescribed for Chlamydia – This medication is the generic brand for Zithromax. Side effects include nausea and vomiting.  Azithromycin may react negatively with other meds.  If any negative reactions occur, contact your physician immediately.  This medication generally is given in one dose increments.  While under physician care, sex is prohibited for seven days. 

Doxycycline antibiotic prescribed for Chlamydia – This medication is the generic brand for Doryx, Vibramycin and Vibra-Tabs and should be taken with a full glass of water to ease the effect of vomiting and nausea in most patients.  Doctors prescribing Doxycycline recommend patients abstain from sex for a minimum of seven days. 

Erythromycin and Erythromycin ethylsuccinate antibiotics prescribed for Chlamydia – This medication is the generic brand for E-Base, Erythrocin and E. E. S. 400 EryPed.   Eating before taking Erythromycin and Erythromycin ethylsuccinate may prevent nausea moreso than any other antibiotic.  Erythromycin also reacts with other meds to such a degree that it is only given when no other medication will work.  When taken with liver enzymes, calcium channel blockers or other NSAID medications, strict physician monitoring is required.

Levofloxacin antibiotic prescribed for Chlamydia – This medication is the generic brand for Levaquin.  This antibiotic has been known to cause nausea, vomiting, rupturing tendon and tendon damage, sudden pain, ankle swelling, pain around the shoulder, elbow and hand.  While these are the most common side effects, there may be others.  Exercise while taking Levofloxacin is prohibited.    

Floxacin antibiotic prescribed for Chlamydia – This medication is the generic brand for Floxin and is known to have fewer side affects documented than most.  Nausea, vomiting, joint pain and drowsiness have been documented. 

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