Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Do I take 4 or 8 500 mg tablets of Azithromycin per day?

Resolved Question:

I was tested positive for chlamydia, my doctor prescribed 500mg azithromycin; the bottle says it brings 8 but it also says take 4 500mg tablets in one dose but it brings 8 so my question is do I have to take only 4? Or take the other 4the next day as well?

Category: Community

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Family Physician-GP
 20 Doctors Online

Hello, Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection and passes on from one person to another through unprotected sex. Symptoms will be pain, while urinating, unusual discharge from the penis, vagina or rectum, bleeding between periods or after sex, heavy periods, and pain in the lower abdomen. If it is untreated, it may lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which is a major cause of infertility, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. If you are under 25 and sexually active, you should get tested for chlamydia every year or every time you have a new partner. Diagnosis can be made through urine sample or cervical swab testing. You should get tested whether you have the symptoms or not as long as you are under 25, unprotected sex and passes from one person to another, whether you may be having or your partner may be having chlamydia infection. Complications include in women are pelvic inflammatory disease, cervicitis, bartholinitis and in men they will have urethritis, epididymitis, reactive arthritis. Treatment: Chlamydia usually responds to antibodies, only thing is they should take it correctly. Depending on whether you are pregnant or allergy, your doctor may prescribe either.

For non-pregnant adults:

1) Azithromycin 1 gram orally in a single dose o

2) Doxycycline 100 mg orally twice a day for 7 days.

3) Erythromycin ethyl succinate 800 mg orally four times a day for 7 days

4) Oflaxacin - 300 mg orally twice a day for 7 days

5) Levofloxacin - 500 mg orally once a day for 7 days

Pregnant women should not take doxycycline, oflaxacin or levofloxacin but azithromycin is safe and effective. Have a check up after 3 weeks. During treatment, both the sexual partners should be treated at the same time and also abstain from sex for 7 days after starting the treatment. If abstaining is not possible, make sure to use condoms for all sexual encounters. Hope this helps. Thank you

Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
Residecny: North Colorado Family Medicine
Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
Dr. John Monheit and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation



Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news