What Antibiotics Are Used to Treat Gonorrhea?


Because of a recent disconcerting trend of bacterial resistance to antibiotics gonorrhea has become increasingly difficult to treat effectively. Ceftriaxone has become one of the only effective treatments for gonorrhea infection. Ceftriaxone is injected in combination with azithromycin or doxycycline. As of 2015 the CDC only recommends treatment with a single dose of 250mg of intramuscular ceftriaxone AND 1g of oral azithromycin. Some consideration should be given to the emerging resistance to antibiotics. If you have completed treatment and your symptoms persist for more than a few days afterwards you need to seek medical assistance anew and be reevaluated.

Note: This article is not medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your specific condition.