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What Is the Treatment for Chlamydia?

Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. Antibiotic treatment will usually involve taking azithromycin or doxycycline. If you are pregnant and diagnosed with chlamydia, you will be prescribed alternative antibiotics that are safe for the baby, such as:

  • Erythromycin.
  • Levofloxacin.
  • Ofloxacin.

Antibiotics used for the treatment of chlamydia are often well tolerated and only result in minimal side effects, such as:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Gastrointestinal issues.
  • Nausea.

During treatment, you will need to use condoms during sex until your treatment has been completed. It is crucial that your partner receive treatment as well, otherwise, the disease can be passed back to you. You need to make sure that you complete your full antibiotic regimen to ensure that the infection is completely cured, even if symptoms cease after a few days of treatment. If you still have symptoms after being treated, you should continue to use condoms and meet with your health care provider again. It is also advisable to be retested after three months to ensure that the initial infection was properly treated. Since chlamydia can progress if left untreated, having regular testing is advisable.

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