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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: how long before results from Zithromax

 Ericm24 - Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:18 am

3 months ago i went to see my doctor and he diagnosed me with Chlamydia. He put me on a seven day Doxycyline treatment which i foolishly stopped using after 4 days. I thought it was gone, but last week i started showing symptoms again so i went to see my doctor and explained i didn't finish the initial treatment. This time he sent me 2 500mg tabs of zithromax to be taken at the same time, which i did, and now, 3 days later, im still showing symptoms. How long does this medication take to work? How will i know when it's cured?

 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:03 am

User avatar Hi Ericm24,
Generally speaking, about 3 days after initiation of antibiotics for any type of infection there should be an improvement in symptoms. I would suggest that if symptoms don't improve within the next day or two at the most that you call your physician. Keep in mind that no matter what antibiotic is prescribed take it until it is completely finished, even if you feel better.

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