Prescription Medications

Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics.

First-line antibiotics include:

    
  • Azithromycin
  • Doxycycline
  • Other antibiotics include:

        
  • Amoxicillin
  • Erythromycin
  • Levofloxacin
  • Ofloxacin
  • Azithromycin

    This antibiotic is effective with a single dose. If you have liver disease, or kidney disease, this medicine should be use with caution.

    Side effects may include:

        
  • Stomach pain
  • Rash
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Doxycycline

    This antibiotic is usually given for seven days. It is just as effective as a single dose of azithromycin. It should not be used in children less than 8 years old or in pregnancy.

    Side effects may include:

        
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Other antibiotics

        
  • Amoxicillin
  • Erythromycin
  • Levofloxacin
  • Ofloxacin
  • These antibiotics are usually given for seven days.

    Side effects may include:

        
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Rash
  • Cramping, loss of appetite (Erythromycin)
  • Headache, lightheadedness, insomnia (Levofloxacin, Ofloxacin)