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Is Doxycycline effective in treating chlamydia?

I think I have been exposed to Chlymida form sexual intercoutse with a female. After 12 hrs of exposure I started 300mg dexocycline. Can this prevent infection from occurring? And transmission Of the Chlymida bacteria. Also, I m planing on taking azithromycin tomorrow with my 100mg dexoxyline that I will consume earlier in the day. i want to ensure that I do not have a reaction to the medication and I want to avoid transition of this infection to my other partner.
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
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Hello,

Doxycycline single dose is not a recommended regimen when chlamydia infection is likely. It needs to be taken 100 mg every 12 hours for at least 7 days. Alternatively, you may take Azithromycin.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj,
General and Family Physician
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Is Doxycycline effective in treating chlamydia?

Hello, Doxycycline single dose is not a recommended regimen when chlamydia infection is likely. It needs to be taken 100 mg every 12 hours for at least 7 days. Alternatively, you may take Azithromycin. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Antoneta Zotaj, General and Family Physician