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medications for chlamydia

Jun 27, 2012

i have a prescription for clindamycin and im wondering if that medication would cure chlamydia? please help me with this question.

Response from Dr. Young


Clindamycin is not a treatment for Chlamydia. According to the US CDC:

Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. A single dose of azithromycin or a week of doxycycline (twice daily) are the most commonly used treatments. HIV-positive persons with chlamydia should receive the same treatment as those who are HIV negative.


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