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Does 400mg dosage of cefixime treat gonorrhoea?

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Does 400mg dosage of cefixime treat gonorrhoea?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 2 months ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 2 months ago.

Does this help?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok perfect
So it doesn’t have to be combined with Azithromycin
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 2 months 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 2 months ago.
Ok cool
So 400mg cefixime
Has a high percentage of clearing it up
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 2 months 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 2 months ago.
What’s the percentages of passing on gonorrhoea during sex ?
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 2 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
if I had it the chances of me passing it on is 20%
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 2 months 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 2 months ago.
Can these tablets be crushed up and put in a drink ?
Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 2 months 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).

Expert:  Dr. Ben replied 2 months ago.

Just a courtesy follow up as I did not hear back from you.

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