- Effectively treats Gonorrhea
- Single dose treatment
- Easy to take
Gonorrhoea Treatment is an antibiotic medicine used to treat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea. It contains two antibiotic tablets - azithromycin and cefixime.
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What is Gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) which is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. Gonorrhea was formerly referred to as "the clap" as a slang term to refer to the condition. The bacteria can be found mainly in discharge from the penis and inside vaginal fluid. Gonorrhea can be easily passed between people through vaginal, oral or anal sex and through sharing sex toys, such as vibrators that have not been washed or covered with a new condom each time they are used. The bacteria can infect the entrance of the womb (cervix), the tube that passes urine out of the body (urethra), the rectum and less commonly the throat or eyes. The infection can be passed from pregnant women to the baby. If you are pregnant and think you may have gonorrhea, it is important that you get tested and treated before your baby is born.
How do I treat Gonorrhea?
Antibiotics are a second line treatment for Gonorrhea; the first line treatment is usually an injection and the tablets are taken by people who would prefer taking tablets over an injection. The antibiotics used to treat gonorrhea are Azithromycin and Suprax (Cefixime). The antibiotic treatment consists of SIX TABLETS taken as a SINGLE DOSE. In order to adequately treat Gonorrhea, our doctors will prescribe 2X 200mg Suprax tablets and 4x 500mg Azithromycin tablets. The correct antibiotic treatment described previous for the treatment of Gonorrhea has been shown to be 95% effective in completely clearing the infection.
After you have completed your treatment, you must wait 7-days before you have sex again to avoid you or your partner(s) getting infected again. You and your partner(s) should be treated for Gonorrhea if you have been tested and diagnosed.
It is important to seek treatment from your doctor or any other UK registered online pharmacy if you have been diagnosed. Untreated Gonorrhea can cause serious and permanent health problems such as abdominal pain. It can also increase your chances of contracting HIV in both men and women and can cause infertility. In rare cases, Gonorrhea can spread to your blood and tissue and cause life threatening conditions such as sepsis.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea
Typical symptoms of Gonorrhea include a thick green or yellow discharge from the vagina or penis, pain when urinating and in women bleeding between periods. Around 1 in 10 men, whom have been infected and almost 50% of women do not experience any symptoms at all. If you are worried that you have contracted Gonorrhea, it is imperative you get tested as soon as possible. More information about the symptoms associated with Gonorrhea can be found here.
Side-effects with the treatment for Gonorrhea are not very common and not everyone gets them, however they are usually diarrhoea, abdominal pain/discomfort and nausea. For more information on the side-effects associated with Azithromycin, please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) and for a comprehensive list of side-effects associated with Cefixime, please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL).