Is doxycycline good for chlamydia?
If you are diagnosed with chlamydia, your doctor will prescribe oral antibiotics. A single dose of azithromycin or taking doxycycline twice daily for 7 to 14 days are the most common treatments and are the same for those with or without HIV. With treatment, the infection should clear up in about a week.
Can you still have chlamydia after taking doxycycline?
If you have chlamydia, don’t have sex until you and your sex partners are done with treatment. If not, you may get infected again. Wait 1 week after taking the 1-dose azithromycin. You can start having sex again the day after finishing treatment with the 7-day or 21-day course of doxycycline.
Can doxycycline hyclate treat chlamydia?
Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as acne, urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, eye infections, gonorrhea, chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others.
Can doxycycline treat STDS?
For these reasons, the STD/AIDS Control Program is recommending that doxycycline be used as first-line treatment of choice for chlamydia, NGU, MPC, and the index case’s contacts. We also recommend doxycycline as the preferred co-treatment with cefixime for uncomplicated gonorrhea.
Will 3 days of doxycycline cure chlamydia?
Conclusions: A 3-day course of doxycycline appears to be as effective as a 7-day course of doxycycline for the treatment of uncomplicated chlamydia cervicitis.
Why am I still having symptoms of chlamydia after treatment?
If you still have symptoms after treatment, they are probably from another chlamydia infection rather than from a failed treatment. To prevent reinfection, sex partners need to be checked and treated. Some doctors recommend retesting 3 to 12 months after treatment.
How quickly does doxycycline work for chlamydia?
It takes 7 days for the medicine to work in your body and cure Chlamydia infection. If you have sex without a condom during the 7 days after taking the medicine, you could still pass the infection to your sex partners, even if you have no symptoms.