The below information is from https://www.drugs.com/enc/gonorrhea.html
"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following treatments for uncomplicated gonorrhea.
A single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 125 mg or a single dose of cefixime 400 mg taken by mouth are currently the recommended antibiotic treatment
Azithromycin (Zithromax) 2g in a single dose may be used for people who have severe allergic reactions to ceftriaxone, cefixime, or penicillin.
Persons with gonorrhea often also have a chlamydia infection. If a chlamydia culture was not done to rule out this infection, a single dose of azithromycin (1g by mouth) or doxycycline 100 mg twice a day, by mouth for 7 days should also be given.
All sexual contacts of the person with gonorrhea should be contacted and tested. This helps prevent further spread of the disease. "
Omnicef is a cephalosporin antibiotic similar to ceftriaxone but their is limited information about its effectiveness in treating gonorrhea.
Generally gonorrhea is treated with penicillin drugs. Azithromycin, Rocephin (ceftriaxone), Cipro (ciprofloxacin), and Erythromycin are used as alternatives in penicillin allergic patients. I've not seen Omnicef used but that does not mean it cant be used. Is this what the healthcare provider has prescribed?
- Omnicef Information for Consumers
- Omnicef Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Omnicef (detailed)
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