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More information about Azithromycin & Doxycycline
It is a combination pack containing two different antibiotics, which when taken together can effectively treat the infection.
The pill pack contains separate tablets. The treatment starts with 7 days of taking Doxycycline, followed by 3 days of Azithromycin.
But when used together, they are most effective at treating mycoplasma genitalium (MGen).
MGen is caused by a bacterium. The treatment works by stopping the bacteria causing the infection to grow and multiply.
Once the antibiotics have stopped the infection from spreading, your body’s immune system can then kill the mycoplasma genitalium bacteria at its source. This clears you of the infection.
Azithromycin and Doxycycline are taken as capsules/tablets, which you swallow with water.
The course of antibiotics is 10 days long in total. The treatment pack contains:
Below is a guide on how to take the treatment correctly over the 10-day course of antibiotics:
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|Drug name and strength||Doxycycline 100mg capsule||Doxycycline 100mg capsule||Doxycycline 100mg capsule||Doxycycline 100mg capsule||Doxycycline 100mg capsule|
|Instructions on how to take it||Take 1 capsule twice a day||Take 1 capsule twice a day||Take 1 capsule twice a day||Take 1 capsule twice a day||Take 1 capsule twice a day|
|Day 6||Day 7||Day 8||Day 9||Day 10|
|Drug name and strength||Doxycycline 100mg capsule||Doxycycline 100mg capsule||Azithromycin 500mg tablet||Azithromycin 500mg tablet||Azithromycin 500mg tablet|
|Instructions on how to take it||Take 1 capsule twice a day||Take 1 capsule twice a day||Take 2 tablets as a single dose||Take 1 tablet once daily||Take 1 tablet once daily|
For the days on which you are taking Doxycycline, you must take each dose 12 hours apart. Take the first 100mg capsule in the morning and the second 100mg capsule at night.
Make sure to continue taking treatment for the full 10 days, even if your symptoms have gone away.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember (as long as it is within a few hours).
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten one. Instead, continue the course of antibiotics as normal - you will finish one day later than planned.
In rare cases, you might get an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients in this treatment.
Signs of an allergic reaction include:
If you think you might be experiencing an allergic reaction, stop taking the treatment immediately and seek emergency medical assistance.
Please note: Some versions of azithromycin tablets might contain soya, which could be unsuitable for those with soya or nut allergies. Always read the list of ingredients before starting treatment.
As is the case with all medications, you might experience some side effects when taking Azithromycin and Doxycycline.
The most common side effects of each drug include:
If you do experience any side effects it is likely that they will be mild, and will only last for the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if you have any persisting side effects.
For a full list of side effects for both medications, please read the patient leaflet included in your treatment pack. You can also view it virtually on the left-hand side of this page.
You should tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication before starting this treatment.
Azithromycin and Doxycycline can interact with other medicines and could become less effective when taken alongside other treatments.
You could also increase your risk of side effects by taking MGen treatment whilst on other medication.
It is also advised that you do not drink alcohol whilst on this course of antibiotics.
Yes, you can buy the combined treatment package for mycoplasma genitalium online here at HealthExpress.
Simply follow the online steps to complete your consultation to be reviewed by one of our private GPs.
If you are deemed suitable, the treatment will be sent straight to your door with free next-day delivery.
|Product name||Mycoplasma Genitalium Treatment|
|Active ingredient(s)||Doxycycline / Azithromycin|
|Description||A 10-day course of antibiotics for effective treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with mycoplasma genitalium|
|Drug class||Tetracyclines / Macrolides antibiotics|
|Alcohol consumption||Not recommended|
|When breastfeeding||Not recommended|
|When pregnant||Not recommended|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
Your symptoms should clear up within the 10 day treatment course. In some cases, the infection may take a maximum of 14 days to clear.
If the infection hasn’t improved over the course of antibiotics, you will need to attend a sexual health clinic for a full sexual health screening.
Because of the complications that can take place between Doxycycline and alcohol, it is not safe to drink on treatment for MGen.
If you are unwell, it is always best to avoid alcohol as it can decrease the rate of recovery.
Doxycycline can treat a wide range of conditions including respiratory, skin, and sexually transmitted infections.
However, it is most effective at treating mycoplasma genitalium when combined with Azithromycin.
Side effects vary from person to person, so there’s no definite way of knowing how you will react to the treatment. In most cases, side effects only last for a few days. They should go away by themselves when you stop taking the treatment.
You should avoid unprotected sex for up to 14 days after finishing the treatment as you could still be infectious.
You should also tell any recent partners about your condition as they may require treatment too.
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