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Amoxicillin for Chlamydia treatment

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Does 500mg twice a day of amoxcillin for 10 days cure chlamydia. Or should I got back to doctor for better options. Also how long after my prescribe should I get retested.

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I don't have any medical problems or history and I'm a 26 aged male nor to I smoke or consume alcohol


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Amoxycillin is a good drug for treating Chalmydia. However I would not say it is the best drug. But there is no need to change the medication. Just make sure you are taking it without any break for the complete duration. (even if there are no symptoms. ) This is very important.

There are two different strategies for testing for chlamydia after treatment including “test of cure”, which is performed usually within four to six weeks of treatment, or “retesting”, which is performed approximately three to six months after treatment of infection.

You can go for both testings.

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Patient replied :

So after my prescribes are over how long after should i want to get tested?

Once the prescription is over you should wait a minimum of 4 weeks for retesting. In between 4-6 weeks is fine.
The only exception is in the rare case if you have symptoms even after finishing the course of antibiotics.

Your partner might also require treatment.

Hope this helps
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Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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