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Dose of amoxicillin for Gonorhhoea

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I am on holiday for three weeks in spain and have got Gonorrhea. I know this because I had it many years ago. I managed to let a pharamacy give me Amoxicillin 875mg pills. How many of these do i need to take if they are good for this?

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Expert:  Dr. Cecelia J. Russ replied 4 Days.

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To treat Gonorrhoea Amoxicillin is taken in 3gram one time dosage. So you might need to take 3 capsules of 875mg Amox( or if you can 500mg – 6 capsules ). The combined dosage should be 3 gm. And it should be taken together, preferably with food.

But, please note Amoxicillin will work only if it’s a Gonorrhoea. Moreover antibiotic resistance is common and Amoxicillin is no longer the preferred drug of choice. Ceftriaxone single dose injection or Azithromycin 2gm single oral doses are the preferred treatment options.

I recommend to get in touch with a Family Physician or STD specialist for further treatment.
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- Medical School - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Duke University Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine
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