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Chlamydia, taken 2 pills of zithromax - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello. i think i have Chlamydia
User :   when i pass urine it hurts
Doctor :   Please describe your symptoms?
User :   thats the only symptoms
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   i have started on 2 pills of zithromax yesterday
User :   32 male
User :   but the pain is still there
Doctor :   Since when are you having this symptoms?
User :   i think i was suppose to take 4 pills straight up bit i only took 2
User :   3 days ago
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
Doctor :   Are you active sexually?
User :   i am not sure if i am suppose to take 2 today and another 2 tomorrow or take 4 today?
User :   no fever
User :   yes, sexually active. had unprotected sex last week
Doctor :   May I know who suggested the antibiotics?
Doctor :   Was an urine test done?
User :   it was a friend of mine in the philippines
User :   no test done
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but i cant get a hold of him
Doctor :   Do you have burning sensation while passing urine?
User :   i read the instructions today and found out i was supposed to take 4 first up
User :   but i only took 2
User :   yes burning sensation when passing urine
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   took the 2 pills yesterday and it still hurts today
User :   just need to know if i am supposed to take 2 today and 2 tomorrow or should i just take 4 today
Doctor :   There are various infections that spread following sexual intercourse - infections such as fungus, bacterial (E.coli, chlamydia), virus and so on.
User :   yes, i am aware of that
Doctor :   Its difficult to predict the exact type of infection that is the cause, unless a urine test is done.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence you will need a urine test to determine the type of infection.
User :   lets say it is chlamydia..... do i take 2 of the pills today or 4?
Doctor :   If Chlamydia is proved on the tests, then you will need antibiotics which may have to be continued for a week to 14 days.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   zithromax is an antibiotic
User :   it is recommmend ona lot of websites too
Doctor :   Yes, its an antibiotic containing azithromycin, which has to be taken 500 to 1gram per day depending on the severity of the infection and the individuals weight.
User :   i am 85kg
Doctor :   The use of these antibiotics are only on proved infections.
Doctor :   Hence I would not suggest you the antibiotics without a proper examination and urine test.
User :   so.... i have take 2 yesterday 500mg in total
User :   do i take another 500mg today?
Doctor :   You may take the antibiotics only after the urine analysis.
User :   too late. i have started on them
Doctor :   As a medical doctor and a physcian, I wouldn't recommend you the use of the antibiotics without proper evaluation.
User :   so.... question.... i have chlamydia, i weigh 85kg. i have taken 2 pills. 500mg all up yesterday. do i take 500mg today or do i take 1000mg?
Doctor :   I would suggest you to consult a doctor for physical examination and the urine analysis.
User :   ok.... now that i have started on them... what should i do?
Doctor :   As azithromycin (antibiotic) is a prescription medication and the use of such medications is not ethical unless a physical examination and evaluation is done, I cannot prescribe you this antibiotic.
Doctor :   You will have to consult a doctor and these antibiotics can only be suggested after a proper evaluation.
User :   i know but my question is simple doctor.... take 500mg or 1000mg today?
User :   lets say i have what i think i have
User :   based on what i have already told you
User :   take 500 or 1000 today?
Doctor :   Since the use of antibiotics is not recommended without an examination, its not legal. I cannot suggest you the antibiotic. You need to consult your doctor.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   well.... thats the reason why i am asking you online doctor. i dont want to see my family doctor
User :   so.... if you cant answer my question then it a waste of time and money for me.
User :   500mg or 1000mg
User :   what would you do if you were me if you did not want to get a test?
Doctor :   I am legally bound and cannot prescribe you the use of prescription medications online.

Doctor :   You will need to see you general practitioner or an urologist to obtain a prescription medication.
User :   i am asking for advice.
User :   ok.... dont worry if you cant help
Doctor :   Do you have any other query apart from the dosage of prescription medication?
User :   no
User :   because i have already started on them
User :   so....
Doctor :   The prescription medications can only be suggested after a face to face physical examination and a proper evaluation, as it can cause serious side effects, if used irrationally.
Doctor :   Hence you need to consult a doctor - a general practitioner or a urologist.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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