Online Prescriber - Chlamydia
What is chlamydia?
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK, with over 200,000 people testing positive each year. It is a bacterial infection that passed on through unprotected sex (sex without a condom) or contact with infected genital fluids (semen or vaginal fluid), and is particularly common in sexually active teenagers and young adults.
We know it can be embarrassing getting help for an STI but it really important you receive treatment as soon as possible. It is most often symptomless but if left untreated it can cause complications in men and women. It is very easy to test for it and can be treated with antibiotics.
It is important to contact anyone you have had sex with in the last 6 months to let them know, so they can get treatment too and reduce the chance of further cases of chlamydia.
What are the symptoms of chlamydia?
If you have unprotected sex, it is important you do not wait for signs of chlamydia before you find out if you have it. This is because many people show no physical symptoms so the only way to avoid the long term side effects of chlamydia is to get tested and treated.
If you do present with symptoms the may appear 1-3 weeks after having unprotected sex and the symptoms can include;
pain when peeing
unusual discharge from the vagina, penis or anus
in women, pain in the tummy, bleeding after sex and bleeding between periods
in men, pain and swelling in the testicles
If you think you’re at risk of having a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or have any symptoms of chlamydia, visit a GP, community contraceptive service or local genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic to get tested.
Doxycycline 100mg (Doxycycline Hyclate)
- 14 Tablets
- 2 Tablets per day for 7 days
Azithromycin 500mg (Azithromycin Dihydrate)
- 1 Course of treatment is 1000mg
- Taken as 2 500mg Tablets in 1 dose
While the treatments for Chlamydia are listed above, there are steps which you should follow to have safe sex and
- Use a condom when having sex, or sharing sex toys
- Get tested regularly or when you change sexual partners
Causes of Chlamydia
Chlamydia is caused by a bacterial infection. It is spread from person to person through unprotected sex (sex without a condom) or contact with infected genital fluids (semen or vaginal fluid).
When can I have sex again?
If you have had the 3-day course of azithromycin, you should avoid having sex for 7 days after the treatment.
This is important to ensure you don’t pass on the infection or catch it straight away as you may still be contagious.
If you still have symptoms after this time you should attend a sexual health clinic. You should also contact anyone you have had intercourse with in the past three months and encourage them to get treated to reduce the risk of re-infection and further spreading of the infection.
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Why Choose Pharmacy First’s Online Prescriber Service?
At Pharmacy First we offer a range of products to help treat chlamydia. These include Doxycycline and Azithromycin. These tablets are anti-biotics and kills the bacterial infection that is chlamydia.
There’s no need for a face-to-face doctor appointment and you are not required to bear a prescription before you purchase as Pharmacy First’s Online Prescriber Service provides you with prescription-only medication after a short online consultation which is reviewed by our qualified online medical prescribers
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How Do I Move Forward?
Please use our pharmacist consultation to ensure you are eligible for the medication