Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. Both women and men can get it by having unprotected vaginal or anal sex with an infected person. It can also be spread from a woman to baby during birth, and rarely, from the hand to the eye and, less likely, during unprotected oral sex. Each year, more than three million people of all ages become infected with chlamydia.
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are non-ulcerative STIs. Combined co-infection with both organisms can be treated with a single shot of ceftriaxone along with a second oral antibiotic such as azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax) or doxycycline (Monodox, Vibramycin, others). Chlamydia is usually treated with a single dose (1g) of an antibiotic known as azithromycin or with 7 days of another antibiotic called doxycycline (which should not be used during pregnancy). These recommendations are based on the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention geared towards preventing the emergence of drug-resistant strains of either Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of Gonorrhea.
What Are The Side Effects of Chlamydia Shot?
A common side effect of Azithromycin one of the drugs used in Chlamydia treatment is a yeast infection. Occasionally, you might get a rash as a side effect from doxycycline if you are exposed to too much light. It is possible for a woman to transmit a yeast infection to a male sex partner, even though yeast infection is not considered to be a true sexually-transmitted disease because it can occur in women who are not sexually active. Keeping your vaginal area dry and avoiding irritating chemicals can help prevent yeast infections in women.
Ceftriaxone injection is a third-generation antibiotic and is used to treat organisms that tend to be resistant to many other antibiotics such as the gonorrhea aspect of this coinfection. Ceftriaxone may cause the following side effects.
– pain, tenderness, hardness, or warmth in the place where ceftriaxone was injected
– pale skin, weakness, or shortness
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