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Gonorrhea Treatment

Gonorrhea that is resistance to third generation cephalosporins has emerged and spread in Asia, Australia and elsewhere.  Strains with altered cephalosporin susceptibility have caused clinical failures after treatment with oral third generation cephalosporins (cefixime), especially with infection of the pharynx. 

For the STD TESTING page click Here.

Preferable Treatment:

Rocephin (ceftriaxone) 250mg IM x 1 dose

Alternative Treatment:

Cefixime 400m po x 1 dose
Plus
Azithromycin 1000mg po x 1 dose

(regardless of presence of concurrent chlamydia)

If questions or problems getting patients to clinic for the IM shot, please contact the pharmacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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