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Experience:  GP Partner, practicing Medicine for 14 years. I have broad experience with special interests in Dermatology, Paediatrics, Sexual Health and Oncology.
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Does 400mg dosage of cefixime treat gonorrhoea?

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Does 400mg dosage of cefixime treat gonorrhoea?
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 7 days ago.

Yes, 400mg of Cefixime is the correct dose to treat uncomplicated Gonorrhoea.

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 7 days ago.

Does this help?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok perfect
So it doesn’t have to be combined with Azithromycin
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 6 days ago.

Not necessarily - monotherapy with Cefixime 400mg is a licensed treatment. However, resistance patterns do vary and local microbiology guidelines will reflect this by recommending alternative regimes where appropriate.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok cool
So 400mg cefixime
Has a high percentage of clearing it up
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 6 days ago.

Yes, but like I say, it does depend on local resistance patterns as well. Obviously, if your symptoms don’t clear up then seek further screening/treatment.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
What’s the percentages of passing on gonorrhoea during sex ?
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 4 days ago.

A 1 in 5 (or 20%) transmission rate is often quoted for men.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
if I had it the chances of me passing it on is 20%
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 4 days ago.

Sorry, I thought you meant what were the chances of you contracting it from a previous sexual encounter.

The risk of an infected male passing gonorrhoea to a female is around 1 in 2 (50%).

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Can these tablets be crushed up and put in a drink ?
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 3 days ago.

Yes they can.

However, if this is done in order to administer a medication to someone else without their knowledge, please be advised that in the vast majority of cases this is highly unethical (unless the individual lacks the mental capacity to make their own decisions).