my doctor gave me 1g azithromycin tho treat chlamydia but gave my partner 500mg the first day then 250mg once daily for three days. why?
Azithromycin is the antibiotic usually prescribed to treat Chlamydia in a single, large 1 gram oral dose. Sometimes other antibiotics are prescribed for 7 days such as doxycycline or erythromycin. I'm not sure why your doctor has opted to give your partner a different dose but as long as you both take the medicines as instructed and abstain from sex for 7 days you should be fine.
For more information see:
- Azithromycin Information for Consumers
- Azithromycin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Azithromycin (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 4 Sep 2015 • 2 answers
Posted 12 Apr 2016 • 0 answers
Posted 28 Sep 2016 • 0 answers
Posted 30 Nov 2017 • 1 answer
I only took 1 dose of azithromycin (powder) because when I took the 2 tablets I got very nauseous...
Posted 12 days ago • 1 answer