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will keflex kill gonorrhea... i have 30 500 mg pills..

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will keflex kill gonorrhea... i have 30 500 mg pills.. if it will.. how much should i take and for how long?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
Hello
Thanks for requesting me.

Keflex is not indicated in gonorrhea at all.

Not a good idea.

You need to
a. see a doctor.
b. have a swab test to confirm what you have...it could also be chlamydia.
c. get an antibiotic that can cover both.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

what antibiotic will kill both?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
Azythromycin is one example.
Doxycicline is another.

However, you need to have the antibiotic tailored to you by a doc

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

don't have medical.. so not really going to visit a doc.. i have access to antibiotics... just need to know which one and how much to take... sorry.. i know you keep pushing a doc but it isn't going to happen... if you aren't comfortable answering so be it.. i will self treat to the best of my ability...

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
Sorry, but you don't know that you have gonorrhea without testing.
And we do not prescribe, and we do not diagnose on the site.

Dosages of doxycicline can be found here.
http://www.drugs.com/dosage/doxycycline.html

Of azythromycin here

http://www.drugs.com/dosage/azithromycin.html

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

i understand you can't diagnose here... and i understand you do not prescribe here.. i am sure it's gonorrhea... or chlamydia... i realize you can't stick your neck out and diagnose or prescribe.. i am simply asking what dosage a typical male 180lbs, with no allergies... in good health would take ... assuming he wished to treat the two in combination...

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
I gave you the dosage references above.

Most doctors would typically give a single 2 gram dose of azithromycin if they used that...but it also depends on examination.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

one final question.. how long do you have to treat it.. if you show symptoms... can you treat it a month later and get the same results?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
Once.
You don't have to treat it again unless you are exposed and catch it again.

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