Levaquin dosage for chlamydia

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Would levaquin 750mg cure chlamydia after taking it for 6 or 7 days? I read some things saying it would; and other things saying it wouldnt. i cant seem to get a STRAIGHT answer. Thank you for your input!
(I know that 1g at once is recommended, but just curious would this dosage be just as good.) Thanks for your help doc. You have been extremely helpful to all of us.
Gonorrhea has a high cure rate of about 98% (except for resistant strains, where cipro might fail but cefiximine will nearly always work) and chlamydia 96-98%. Unfortunately cipro is still prescribed often for gonorrhea even though it is now recommended against as treatment in areas with high resistance (West coast, Hawaii). However mycoplasma recur about 20-60% of the time. So recurrent urethritis is nearly never due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, unless the patient was reinfected.
Needless to say I went immediately to a walk-in clinic. I got tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia (only tests they had available) and was given 1 gram of Zithromax along with the single dosage of levofloxacin (Levaquin brand). The treatment started on Oct 27th. I received the results on Oct 31th and I tested positive for chlamydia.
I was prescribed doxycycline for a week, then 2 grams of zithromax, and a 7 day course of levaquin. I STILL and i will repeat STILL have symptoms... these include very minor discharge and pain while urinating. I was just put on flagyl for trich but i dont believe i have it. It must be chlamydia still.... has anyone heard of a resistant strain of chlamydia? What should i do?
My doctor presrcibed me a 10 day dose of 500mg Levaquin as a precaution. I am on my fifth day of the dosage and it appears the discharge is worse than after the doxy dossage. It also shows up when the urethra is milked and when I have an errection. My understanding is the original dosage should have cured the gonorrhea. Is there a possibility of another type of infection? Will the Levaquin clear it up? I am scheduling a follow up with my PCP, but was looking for another opinion. Thank you.
levaquin is not recommended for chlamydia. A one time 1000mg of Zithromax or 7 day course of Doxy is recommended for Chlamydia.
About 3 weeks ago it started to burn whenever I urinated. I went in to the Student Health Center on campus, and they ran tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and the doctor gave me antibiotics for each as a "just in case." I know one was cipro, and i forget what the other was. In any case, when I got the results back about a week ago, it turns out i was negative for both. The doctor then had a "urinalysis" done, and it came back without any real flags.
I know this is old. but why in the bloody hell are you on Levaquin for chlamydia..if you really believe that you did indeed have chlamydia..then number 1 you should have been given a shot of ceftriaxone though most doctors use the 250 mg vial I would have given you a 1 to 2 gram dosage... then you should have been put on a tetracycline antibiotic such as doxycycline... and say given 30 days worth of it ...... that would have knocked chlamydia out or gonorrhea out..
When it's not resistant, the dosage you took should be very effective for treatment, it's much more than is commonly prescribed. So intermediate resistant strains would likely to be cured. Are you even sure you have gonorrhea? The exposure you describe is a fairly low risk one. Were you tested positive? And are you in California or on the west coast or Hawaii? 2g azithromycin is a reliable cure and could be considered for an inexpensive alternate treatment.
I feel whatever is being passed around is more likely a subtype of one of these species instead of chlamydia or secondary stage chlamydia. I was tested for chlamydia and ghonorrhea multiple times, and trhichomoniasis as well as just about everything else except urea or myco plasms, which seemsto be an incurable infections that antibiotics are not useful for. Maybe another reason they are not keen to test for or develop tests for this.....
so since then everytime my spouse complains about something around her vaginal I thing could I have given her gonorrhea or chlamydia. I have been checked for HIV (neg). Also since then (over the last 5.5 years) both of us have been on antibiotics like levaquin, amoxicillin, and zothomax. my questions: If I had discharge from my penis due to an std would that be obvious? (the discharge) Can chlamydia or gonorrhea stay in your body for 5.
Would Keflex have any effect on chlamydia? What about Levaquin? 3. If I had contracted NGU would I have likely had symptoms of it by now and what are the symptoms? Thanks for your help.
Any professional advice and input would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time Side note my doctor prescribed me 250mg of levaquin for ten days is this effective against the STIs pertaining to or is the dosage too low?
I was given 7 days of doxycycline. during that time; my partner was taking levaquin 750mg for about 6 days. would that have cured it? especially because i went to get retreated because the doxycycline had made me sick and i wasnt sure of its effectiveness; so i went back in to get tested. I was tested over TWO WEEKS ago... I keep calling into Planned parenthood and they tell me my results still arent in.
Hey Doc, I have had this strange pain in my genital area for about 2 months now. It first came on shortly after a sexual encounter. It was very noticeable pain at first, and kind of eased up but still never left. I saw 3 doctors about it. I found out it is not a hernia, not Chlamydia or ghonnerea, and probably not epidiymitis. I took levaquin, and that didn't kick it.
Nothing is working, the pain persists, and I keep testing positive for Chlamydia. Since I began treatment, I have not had any kind of relations with either of the 2 girls I had seen in the preceding months to my infection. I had protected sex once with a new partner after the first round of treatment (hoping that I was cured). I stopped having sex of any kind before my last round of antibiotics, so I am definitely not being reinfected.
and Bacteria=Few [the report indicates None is normal for Bacteria]. On a second urine catch, no Chlamydia/no Gonorrhea were detected by amplified DNA assay. Any other thoughts/recommendations re: the WBC, Bacteria, or other, Aj? Tks.
If the condom remained intact, your chances of being infected with chlamydia and gonorrhea are zero for all practical purposes. NGU, which can be caused by a variety of things, is also very, very unlikely since you used protection. I am unsure if you also had vaginal sex - if you didn't, you are not at risk for chlamydia, since it's not spread through oral sex. You didn't get HIV from this encounter. Latex condoms provide excellent protection. No further testing is needed.
Since my doc already gave me Levaquin (for UTI), I will wait and get the Ultrasound for Kidneys by next week. Is that the right thing to do? Pls advise.
And there is no point in your being tested for them. As for your wife's symptoms, it's hard to comment on a second hand report. Herpes is always a consideration for a pimple-like labial lesion. Or it might have just been a pimple. You're not going to like hearing this, but she should be examined and evaluated for herpes. If she has it, it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with your extramarital encounter. To the specific questions: 1) Gonorrhea is not a realistic issue.
This is not an STD. Levofloxacin would kill many but not all strains of gonorrhea. You may need a decongestant. If not improving, you should let your regular doctor know and see him/her again.
In addition to the other medications, I just got done taking a 10 days of Levaquin 750mg 1x/day. For the first 3-4 months I was also on Adoxa (doxycyline) 100mg 2x/day for acne. I would think this series of antibiotics I've taken would have killed any type of Chlmydia or Gonnoria if I had it. Is there anything else you suggest that this could be? If I did have herpes, is it possible my body has still not built up a big enough defense against this? ...
I was on a 10 day dosage, but after 6 or so days of having NO improvement and a new symptom [pain on left testicle] I called them again and this time they put me on Levaquin, again 10 day dosage. I'm on my 7th day of Levaquin and the symptoms though lessening, have not gone away. Tip of penis still has a constant slight burning sensation, which is uncomfortable enough to prevent me from falling asleep.
From what I have read generally, the mixture of different infections can make the treatment more complex -- drug A for illness A and drug B for illness B may work unless there is some synergy between illnesses A and B that messes up the effect of drugs A and B. I just don't know. But I would certainly have that discussion with the doc, so that you are fully informed of the doc's thinking and where the decision points are in the treatment. Sending you all good thoughts -- !
You should start from the beginning with a urine test for Chlamydia and culture for other bacteria that could be a causative agent (strep, Staph, etc.). You should also have a Gram Stain done to verify the presense of white blood cells (Gram Stain is better than urinalysis). If nothing shows up in any of those tests, you should move to a PCR for the less likely suspects (UU and M. Gen) on a urine or swab sample.
perhaps levaquin would not be adequate, but I took a higher dose for a longer time than in that report you linked to. The report indicates that symptoms improved on levaquin and then came back later, indicating at least an inhibiting activity vs. MG. My symptoms didn't really decrease if I think about it. I just got put on Celexa for anxiety. I recommend looking for ways to deal with your anxiety, as I am working on mine. Chances are good we're both fine!
I was tested in February for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, and all of the tests came out negative. I also had two urine tests and both came out normal. The dermatologist I saw first in February recommended soaking my penis in a warm mixture of water and sodium bicarbonate twice a day. It didn't help.
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