How effective is 1 dose of azithromycin for curing Chlamydia ?
- 20 May 2013 by Stunnah
I toke 1 dose 4 tablets (250 mg each) for a total of 1000 g of Azithromycin all at once in 1 dose about a month and 2 weeks ago. I just got retested and will know in a few days to a week if the Chlamydia is cured . I am of course very anxious !
What is the cure rate for taking Azithroymcin in that dose ?
Has anyone else taken it in that dose and cured their Chlamydia or did you have to go back and take azithromycin a second time or take doxycyciline instead ?
Thank you !
1 Apr 2015
Hopefully this response will help some people. Before treatment, I had a milky white discharge, as well as irritation / burning on urination. I went to a clinic and got 1g total (2 500mg pills) of azithromycin, which I took there on a Friday afternoon. I did not get much relief over the next day, but by day 2 the discharge was more puss than milky white. Day 3 morning there was still a little puss in the morning, but less irritation. Day 4 morning (this morning) there was just a TINY bit of puss discharge.
Everything I've read says that chlamydia has a 2-3 day life cycle in the body, and so expecting everything to be all clear in just a day or two is unrealistic. I keep feeling better and better, with less and less discharge (nothing during the day now by day 4) that I do hope I'm cured.
21 May 2013
Thank you . Another thing is .. I didn't notice yellow discharge before I took Azithromycin (although I could have had it but not noticed..) However I did notice it after taking the dose about a day or 2 . So assuming I didn't have the yellow dicharge prior to taking the antibiotic , could the yellow discharge be the antibiotic didn't work and made the infection worse ?
That leads me to , If you use an antibiotic for an infection and it doesn't work to kill it does it make the infection worse or does it just make the infection resistent to the antibiotic or both ?
21 May 2013
This is the recommended dose. Add long as you didn't get reinfected you should be clear.
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