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Can Co-amoxiclav treat chlamydia?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2015
Question: Can co-amoxiclav treat chlamydia?
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Answered by Dr. Nidhi Setia (13 minutes later)
No,it is not for chlamydia but you can take azithromycin or doxycycline instead of that.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Nidhi Setia (6 minutes later)
So can i take them along with co-amoxiclav and clarithromycin? I have pheumonia at present and just found that my partners got chlamyida too! Not a great day!!
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Answered by Dr. Nidhi Setia (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
can take azithromycin.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.

I can understand your concerns.

You are taking co-amoxiclav and clarithromycin for pneumonia.

Azithromycin is the drug of choice for chlamydia.

You can take it with your current drugs.

But as azithromycin works for both pneumonia and STD, you can take this instead of clarithromycin.
(Both clarithromycin and azithromycin belong to same class).

Kindly discuss this with your doctor.
Take the appropriate doses as prescribed.

Hope this helps.

Get well soon.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Nidhi Setia (1 hour later)
Thanks, as I was in hospital last would they of picked it up when they ran my bloods in a&e as they didnt know what was wrong??
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Answered by Dr. Nidhi Setia (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
blood tests are not reliable for chlamydia.

Detailed Answer:
Chlamydia can be diagnosed using a swab or culture.
Blood tests are unreliable for diagnosing chlamydia.
A complete blood count in which there is raised leukocyte count or neutrophils suggests infection.

Do ask your doctor about the exact diagnosis and appropriate investigations.

The drug treatment would thus be decided.

Azithromycin would be the single best drug.

Hope this helps.
I wish you well.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Can Co-amoxiclav treat chlamydia?

No,it is not for chlamydia but you can take azithromycin or doxycycline instead of that.