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Can penicillin treat chlamydia?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 18, 2019.

Official Answer


The following antibiotics are used in the treatment of chlamydia: doxycycline, azithromycin, erythromycin, ofloxacin, or levofloxacin.

The antibiotic amoxicillin (from the penicillin family) is used for the treatment of chlamydia infections in pregnant women as an alternative to azithromycin.

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