Prescription Medications

Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics.

First-line antibiotics include:

Other antibiotics include:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Erythromycin
  • Levofloxacin
  • Ofloxacin

Azithromycin

This antibiotic is effective with a single dose. If you have liver disease, or kidney disease, this medicine should be use with caution.

Side effects may include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Rash
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Doxycycline

This antibiotic is usually given for seven days. It is just as effective as a single dose of azithromycin. It should not be used in children less than 8 years old or in pregnancy.

Side effects may include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite

Other antibiotics

  • Amoxicillin
  • Erythromycin
  • Levofloxacin
  • Ofloxacin

These antibiotics are usually given for seven days.

Side effects may include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Rash
  • Cramping, loss of appetite (Erythromycin)
  • Headache, lightheadedness, insomnia (Levofloxacin, Ofloxacin)