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What Is Gonorrhoea?
Suprax is an antibiotic treatment for gonorrhoea, (sometimes spelt gonorrhea). It is taken as one single dose.
What Is Gonorrhoea?
Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhoea through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex. It an STD caused by infection with the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium. It is a very common infection which affects the genitals, rectum and throat. Gonorrhoea can cause very serious complications if it is not treated, however it can be cured with the right medication. Antibiotic treatments are a SECOND line of treatment. You can take them instead of an injection. Typically, the first line of treatment for gonorrhea is a single antibiotic injection, followed by one antibiotic tablet.
Symptoms in Women
Women who notice symptoms, may include:
- Increased vaginal discharge
- Vaginal bleeding between periods
- Painful or burning sensation when passing urine
Symptoms in Men
Men who notice symptoms, may include:
- Burning sensation when passing urine
- White, yellow or green discharge from the penis
- Painful or swollen testicles (less common)
How To Take
The antibiotic treatment consists of SIX tablets that you take together as a single dose.
2 Suprax Tablets
The two antibiotics are Suprax (Cefixime) and Azithromycin.
Suprax 200mg Tablets contains a medicine called cefixime. This belongs to a group of antibiotics called ‘cephalosporins' and is used in the treatment of gonorrhea.
4 Azithromycin Tablets
Azithromycin is also used in the treatment of gonorrhea, because up to 40% of those who have gonorrhea also have Chlamydia.
The addition of Azithromycin treats any Chlamydia infection that maybe present and also makes Suprax (Cefixime) more effective in treating gonorrhea.
Antibiotic tablets are SECOND line treatment and you can take them instead of an injection if you prefer. If you have any symptoms of gonorrhoea, these will usually improve within a few days, although it may take up to two weeks for any pain in your pelvis or testicles to go away completely.
First line treatment will involve having a single antibiotic injection followed by one antibiotic tablet. The injection is required as certain strains of the gonorrhea bacteria have become increasingly resistant to some antibiotics.
If you are unsure as to whether second line treatment is appropriate for you, then please Contact Us.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects.
Although not everybody gets them and the effects are usually mild to moderate and of a short duration
Please ensure you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet accompanied with this treatment.
Common Side-Effects Include
- Abdominal pain/discomfort
Frequently Asked Questions
Can gonorrhoea be cured?
Gonorrhoea can be cured with the right antibiotic treatment which is 95% effective. Chlamydia is often present with gonorrhoea, a combination of antibiotics are taken to treat both infections at the same time.
The first line of treatment is to have an injection given by your doctor and a single dose of azithromycin tablets. However if you are unable to get to your doctor or GUM clinic, Cefixime (Suprax) is available to buy today through our online service with next day delivery.
When can I have sex after treatment for gonorrhoea?
You should wait 7 days after treatment to avoid getting infected with gonorrhoea again. You and your partner should be treated.
What if I don’t get treated?
Untreated gonorrhoea can cause serious and permanent health problems such as abdominal pain and can increase your chances of getting HIV, in both men and women it can cause infertility. In rare cases, gonorrhoea an also spread to your blood and joints and this can be life threatening.
|Dosage||2 Suprax 200mg tablets/4 Azithromycin 500mg tablets|
|Dosage Instructions||Take TWO tablets of Suprax in ADDITION to FOUR tablets of Azithromycin as a single dose.|