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Treatments for Gonorrhea

Treatments for Gonorrhea:

Treatment of gonorrhea infection starts with prevention. Preventive measures include seeking regular medical care throughout the lifetime. Regular medical care allows a licensed health care professional to best evaluate the risks of contracting a gonorrhea infection and regularly test for the disease with a simple swab test. These measures greatly increase the chances of diagnosing and curing the disease in its earliest stage before serious complications occur.

Other preventive measures include abstaining from sexual activity or having sex only within a mutually monogamous relationship in which neither partner is infected with gonorrhea or another sexually transmitted disease. Latex condoms also provide some protection when used properly.

Treatment for a gonorrhea infection without complications includes oral antibiotic medication, such as cefixime or ceftriaxone. It is also important to abstain from sexual activity until the infection is cured and to treat all sexual partners, even if they have no symptoms.

Hospitalization may be necessary if there are complications, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, abscess or high fever. Treatment includes intravenous administration of antibiotics.

A drug for the eyes, such as silver nitrate, is applied to the eyes of a newborn born to a mother with gonorrhea.

Treatment List for Gonorrhea

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Gonorrhea includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Gonorrhea:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Gonorrhea include:

  • Cefuroxime
  • Ceftin
  • Kefurox
  • Zinaxef
  • Macrolide antibiotics
  • Azithromycin
  • Zithromax
  • Clarithromycin
  • Biaxin
  • Biaxin XL
  • Biaxin XL Pac
  • Erythromycin
  • Apo-Erythro Base
  • Apo-Erythro E-C
  • Apo-Erytrho-ES
  • Apo-Erythro-S
  • E.E.S
  • E.E.S. 200
  • E.E.S. 400
  • E-Mycin Controlled Release
  • E-MycinE
  • E-Mycin 333
  • Eramycin
  • Erybid
  • ERYC
  • EryPed
  • Eryphar
  • Ery-Tab
  • Erythrocin
  • Erythromid
  • Ethril
  • ETS-2%
  • Ilosone
  • Ilotycin
  • Novo-Rythro
  • PCE
  • Pediamycin
  • Pediazole
  • PMS-Erythromycin
  • Robimycin
  • SK-Erythromycin
  • Wyamycin E
  • Wyamycin S
  • Probenecid
  • Ampicillin-Probenecid
  • Ampicin PRB
  • Benemid
  • Benuryl
  • Colabid
  • Col-Benemid
  • Polycillin-PRB
  • Probalan
  • Probampacin
  • Proben-C
  • Probenecid with Coldhicine
  • Pro-Biosan 500 Kit
  • SK-Probenecid
  • Cefpodoxime
  • Vantin
  • Orelox
  • Rocephin
  • Amcel
  • Benaxona
  • Cefaxona
  • Ceftrex
  • Tacex
  • Terbac
  • Triaken
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Cipro XR
  • Ciprol XL
  • Cimogal
  • Ciprobiotic
  • Ciproflox
  • Ciprofur
  • Ciproxina
  • Eni
  • Kenzoflex
  • Microrgan
  • Mitroken
  • Nivoflox
  • Novoquin
  • Opthaflox
  • Quinoflox
  • Sophixin
  • Suiflox
  • Zipra
  • Demeclocycline
  • Declomycin
  • Ledemicina
  • Minocycline
  • Dynacin
  • Minocin
  • Alti-Minocycline
  • Apo-Minocycline
  • Gen-Minoycline
  • Novo-Minocycline
  • PMS-Minocycline
  • Rhoxal-minocycline
  • Spectinomycin
  • Trobicin
  • Spiramycin
  • Rovamycine

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Gonorrhea:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Gonorrhea include:

  • Rocephin
  • Amcel
  • Benaxona
  • Cefaxona
  • Ceftrex
  • Tacex
  • Terbac
  • Triaken
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Cipro XR
  • Ciprol XL
  • Cimogal
  • Ciprobiotic
  • Ciproflox
  • Ciprofur
  • Ciproxina
  • Eni
  • Kenzoflex
  • Microrgan
  • Mitroken
  • Nivoflox
  • Novoquin
  • Opthaflox
  • Quinoflox
  • Sophixin
  • Suiflox
  • Zipra

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Gonorrhea: DSTD (Excerpt)

Many of the currently used antibiotics can successfully cure gonorrhea in adolescents and adults. Penicillin is a common antibiotic that is no longer used to treat gonorrhea, because many strains of the gonorrhea bacterium have become resistant to penicillin. Because many people with gonorrhea also have chlamydia, antibiotics for both infections are usually given together. Persons with gonorrhea should also be screened for other STDs.

It is important to take all of the medication prescribed to cure gonorrhea, even if the symptoms or signs stop before all the medication is gone. Although medication will stop the infection, it will not repair any permanent damage done by the disease. Persons who have had gonorrhea and have been treated can also get the disease again if they have sexual contact with an infected person. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea: DSTD)

Antimicrobial Resistance, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

In sexually transmitted disease clinics that monitor outbreaks of drug-resistant infections, doctors have found that more than 30 percent of gonorrhea isolates are resistant to penicillin or tetracycline, or both. (Source: excerpt from Antimicrobial Resistance, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Gonorrhea, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Doctors usually prescribe a single dose of one of the following antibiotics to treat gonorrhea:

  • Ceftriaxone
  • Cefixime
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Ofloxacin
If you have gonorrhea and are pregnant or are younger than 18 years old, you should not take ciprofloxacin or ofloxacin. Your doctor can prescribe the best and safest antibiotic for you.

Gonorrhea and chlamydial infection, another common STD, often infect people at the same time. Therefore, doctors usually prescribe a combination of antibiotics, such as ceftriaxone and doxycycline or azithromycin, which will treat both diseases.

If you have gonorrhea, all of your sexual partners should get tested and then treated if infected, whether or not they have symptoms of infection. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Historically, penicillin has been used to treat gonorrhea, but in the last decade, four types of antibiotic resistance have emerged. New antibiotics or combinations of drugs must be used to treat these resistant strains. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Gonorrhea: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Ampicillin, amoxicillin, or some type of penicillin used to be recommended for the treatment of gonorrhea. Because penicillin-resistant gonorrhea is increasing, other antibiotics that are given by injection such as ceftriazone or spectinomycin now are used to treat most gonoccal infections. Other new antibiotics can be taken by mouth.

Gonorrhea often occurs together with chlamydial infection, another common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Therefore, doctors usually prescribe a combination of antibiotics, such as ceftriazone and doxycycline, to treat both diseases. All sex partners of a person with gonorrhea should be tested and treated appropriately, even if they do not have symptoms of infection. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea: NWHIC)

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