Cipro gonorrhea treatment

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Avatar n tn Is Cipro 500 mg BID #14 a proper treatment for Chamlydia, Gonorrhea, or PID?
Avatar n tn Actually, cipro doesn't cure chlamydia. You'd need either azithromycin or doxycycline. Cipro can cure gonorrhea, but its no longer the preferred treatment.
Avatar n tn Three weeks treatment likely would cure you, but to be safe, I recommend you be retested a few weeks after you finish treatment to be sure you were cured. Perhaps your provider intended the treatment to cover chlamydia plus certain other infections, in which case cipro might be OK. But to be safest, it would be best to also ask for a single 1 gram dose of azithromycin. Then you wouldn't need to worry about retesting. Well, the last statements needs clarification.
Avatar n tn ) Is it safe to assume that regardless of whether it turns out to be Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, that this one prescription is a general treatment that will fully cure both? (I'd hate to take this for days and then find out I'm on the wrong pill.) And if this is the appropriate treatment, will it really take the full 20 days? I was just hoping to get back to normal before that! Thanks for the advice.
548956 tn?1215477667 I went to see the doctor right away and he diagnosed gonorrhea. He prescribed me 2 doses of Cipro XR 1000mg to be taken twice a day. That was 4 days ago and I'm still feeling the same symptoms. Yesterday, I went to see my family doctor and he prescribed me 2 more doses of Cipro 750mg along with 7 doses of Doxycycline 100mg to be taken twice a day. So far I'm still having the symptoms.
Avatar m tn What is the best treatment for gonorrhea? Does cipro work? if so what dosage and for how long.
Avatar n tn I did notice several days later - right after I completed the week of doxy, a slight bit of discharge re-immerging/still lingering even though most was gone and the pain in urination was completely gone. Because of all the news on many gonorrhea strains being now resistant to CIPRO, I was re-treated with 500mg of cefixime (suspension formulation) just in case about 3 days after I completed the 7 days of doxycycline.
Avatar n tn though indeed you and your bf might have a strain of gonorrhea that is not yet resistant to cipro, it's best to err on the side of caution and avoid its use. so what do you do now? I recommend your bf call his local health department and make an appointment if there is a clinic near him. they will give him his shot of ceftriaxone at low cost. best to avoid sex at this point until you are sure you are both clear of gonorrhea.
Avatar m tn About 5 days into the 10 day course I went and got an panel test for 7 stds and all came back negative. I later discovered that the Cipro can potentially mask Chlamydia or Gonorrhea (tests were Amplified Detection or APTIMA). I was then concerned that I might still be infected, so after finishing the Cipro I waited an additional 11 days (this was about 6 weeks after exposure) and got retested for 7 STDs--again, all negative.
Avatar f tn My doc prescribed me 1 g of zithromycin and 500mg of cipro for gonorrhea and chlamydia. I have some strange antibiotic allergies. He explained that cipro is not as effective and we would retest. But how un effective is it and is it safe to be taken together? I just got them today and am nervous because the pharmacist said I should be careful if I have any heart problems...which I don't.
Avatar n tn I am on CIPRO 250 mg 2x a day for 7 days. Is that effective?
Avatar n tn You don't say whether your doc tested you for gonorrhea and chlamydia. If not, shame on him. Cipro is usually effective against gonorrhea (although no longer the treatment of choice), but is not reliable against chlamydia or NGU. Lots of people with gonorrhea also have chlamydia. The improved symptoms show you got some benefit from the cipro. However, it is not possible to tell whether the continuing symptoms are due to residual infection (like chlamydia or NGU) or something else.
Avatar m tn Once I finished with my first treatment I went for a urine culture which it was negative. Im in my second week of treatment and I still feel like having a full bladder and some urine drops come out from time to time.. Could anyone have a clue??
Avatar n tn Symptoms came back almost immediatly after ending Cipro treatment and have just started taking Bactrim DS 2x daily 30 days. My question is if my symptoms are not due to Prostatis, but instead a chlamydial or gonorrhea (or other) infection from my earlier encounter, would these antibiotics wok against these STD's? Many thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn I took antibiotics for Chalmydia (azithromycin), Gonorrhea (Cipro), and Trich (can't recall the med). Well, i took them all on Monday or Tuesday afternoon. Today it is Thursday morning and i am still getting that slight clear discharge from my penis...i can see it when i squeeze the tip. It is odorless and i'm sure it isn't urine. I've read that some strains of gonorrhea are resistent to Cipro here in CA, so was curious about that too.
Avatar m tn I am on a 10 day cycle of cipro will this give me a false negative when taking a std test Ghonnaria clamydia and syphilis
Avatar m tn Out of curiosity, if it was oral gonorrhea, how long would it take after treatment for feel better? I took 1 500 mg tablet of Cipro from my doctor on Wednesday, and I have gotten worse since then...
Avatar f tn A couple of days back, after having unprotected sex, I started having burning sensations while urinating, and also thick yellowish discharge from my penis. I commenced a 7 day treatment with Cipro and Doxycycline. I completed the treatment about 3 days ago, but I still have discharge(though less thick and not as plentiful), and a slight discomfort when I urinate and when I get an erection. How long does it take for the symptoms to disappear, and did I take the wrong medication?
Avatar n tn My concerns are unprotected oral from 2 high risk women and also the effects of having finished a course of cipro treatment 40 - 48 hours before my encounters. I know Dr. Hook said that my completing a course of cipro 40-48 hours before my exposure could cause gonorrhea and NGU symptoms to not appear. 3 days after my exposures, I noticed that inside the opening to my urethra (pee hole) was definitely more red than normal.
Avatar n tn 1. Can planned parenthood tell if she has Chlamydia right there in the office? 2. I though 48 hours would be plenty of time to kill anything, wouldnt it? 3. Would the zithromaz and Cipro kill NGU? 4. Wouldnt my Gonorrhea test taken a week after encounter and 5 days after medication have been positive if I had a strain resistant to Cipro. 5. Could the discharge in the morning be precum? i usually wake up with a hardon.
Avatar m tn either you have cipro-resistant gonorrhea (cipro should never be used against gonorrhea, it is highly unreliable); or some sort of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU). You need to return again to your doctor. Or see an STD specialist, if your doctor isn't one. This will be sorted out eventually, but you're going to need additional testing and probably different antibiotics. Please return with a follow-up ocmment about how it all turns out.
Avatar n tn Should I have also requested a swab? She gave my Cipro, 500 mg for 3 days. You think Cipro is a good choice? Are the concerns about drug resistance valid? My other concern is there anything else I could have missed? Is it possible (5 days post exposure) that this is truly just irritation from abrasion and not what I'm afraid it might be? Wouldn't the penis have healed in this time? What if this isn't what I'm afraid it might be, what if it's something totally else?
Avatar m tn I am at a place where no NAAT test are available except simple urine RE and culture. The symptomatic treatment is only option for me. My questions is, after medication I have used am I covered for Chlamydia & gonorrhea & syphilis. How long should I wait for the symptoms to clears off. Second after 48 hours of above medication bladder and ureter discomfort and pain signify symptoms of which STD/STI.
Avatar f tn Had you not said a test was positive, I would have been skeptical about the diagnosis of gonorrhea, especially following several days of doxycycline. Gonorrhea can be highly resistant to doxy and related drugs, but it's uncommon. Also, the course of events doesn't add up very well: testicular pain moving from one testicle to another, apparently without discharge of pus from the penis (at least you don't mention it).
Avatar f tn I'm very surprised you were given a single does of Cipro. That is usually a treatment given in developing countries where follow up compliance with meds is not good, but it been shown to be less effective. Most of the time ceftriaxone is administered when possible. If symptoms persist, keep following up with your doctor.
Avatar n tn 1. It is unlikely that your partner had gonorrhea. 2. Even if you did, acquisition of gonorrhea from cunnilingus is quite uncommon. 3. When people have pharyngeal gonorrhea, it is almost always asymptomatic. 4. If you were going to develop gonorrhea symptoms, to do so just 2 days after an exposure would not be expected.. 5.
Avatar n tn Here are the new treatment guidelines for gonorrhea, as of April 07. Cipro isn't recommended in the US anymore, and many other countries have stopped using it as well.
Avatar n tn So I got diagnosed with gonorrhea and have been taking Cipro for 3 days now. However, the side effects of gonorrhea (pain while urinating, and yellow puss disharge) have only gotten worse. There is more discharge, and the pain has become excrusciating to the point that tears are shed. I want to get rid of this soon, or atleast the pain and drainage. I am afraid that I may have a Cipro-resistant strain seeing that nothing has improved and has only worsen ten-fold.
Avatar m tn The problem with levaquin is that it is also a fluoroquinone (same type of antibiotic as cipro), so that gonorrhea strains resistant to cipro may also have increased resistance to levaquin. Azithromycin is a macrolide, a different type of antibiotic, and so does not suffer this problem.