Suggest dosage of Amoxicillin to treat chlamydia

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Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: how much amoxicillin is needed to cure chlamydia, what doses, how many mg per day, and for how long?
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati 18 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello.

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I read carefully your query.

Chlamydia can be easily treated with antibiotics.Not all antibiotics are equally effective against Chlamydia infection.

Antibiotics of first choice are Azithromycin and Doxycycline that are equal effective :
So she can take Azithromycin 1 g orally as a single dose (only one tablet 1 g).She should abstain from sex for 7 days after taking the antibiotic.

or she can take Doxycycline 100 mg orally twice a day for 7 days.She should abstain form sex during the treatment.

There are other options but they are not as effective as these 2 antibiotics and usually they are prescribed when the above antibiotics are not available or are contraindicated (for example during pregnancy etc).

Amoxicillin 500 mg orally 3 times a day for 7 days.
Erythromycin 500 mg orally 4 times a day 7 days.
Levofloxacin 500 mg orally for 7 days.

Hope it helps.
Let me know if you have any question.

Kind regards,
Dr.Rovena Murati

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