What is the Gonorrhoea Treatment Pack?
The Gonorrhoea Treatment Pack contains Azithromycin (2 x 500mg) and Cefixime (2 x 200mg); both antibiotics proven to be effective against the gonorrhoea bacteria. These treatments can be prescribed together to treat stubborn and resistant strains of the bacteria, like pharyngeal gonorrhoea, and to give you the best chance possible in successfully curing your condition. Both treatments have the ability to provide relief from disruptive symptoms and cure the bacterial infection in a single one-off dose, reducing your risk of developing other long-term problems.
Whilst the antibiotics may work, there are resistant strains of the STI present in the UK that do not respond to the treatment. Our doctors at HealthExpress have decided to suspend sales of gonorrhoea treatment for the time being. If you have tested positive for gonorrhoea, the gonorrhoea injection is the first treatment option and available at most sexual health clinics in the UK.
How do the treatments in the pack work?
Cefixime belongs to a group of antibiotics that work by influencing the bacterium cell's ability to form cell walls, which causes the bacteria to break down and die. The bacteria are then naturally removed by your system.
Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, which means that it prevents the bacteria from multiplying by inhibiting the very functions it needs to keep it alive, which include protein production and peptide activity within the cells. This action prevents the bacteria from growing and multiplying, meaning that the body can deal with it better.
What are the benefits of using the Gonorrhoea Treatment Pack?
Azithromycin can provide treatment for some other types of nongonococcal bacterial infections that exist alongside the gonorrhoea bacteria, such as chlamydia. If you have tested positive for other bacteria STIs, you can still order Azithromycin online to treat these effectively and book an appointment to receive the injection for gonorrhoea.
If a medical professional has suggested using antibiotics instead of the injection, there are a number of benefits when taking both Cefixime and Azithromycin in our gonorrhoea treatment pack. These include:
- Cefixime and Azithromycin can effectively cure gonorrhoea in just a single one-off dose
- Long-lasting side effects are far less likely to occur after a single dose
- These treatments take effect very quickly, and most people tend to see results within 3 to 5 days of taking the first pill, compared to other treatments that can take as much as 7 to 10 days
- These medications serve as an effective alternative to an injection, if an alternative is required
To make sure the infection has been completely removed from your system, you would be recommended to do an STI test two weeks after the end of your treatment. These are available for free at your local STI (GUM) clinic, some doctors surgeries and through the online service SH:24. SH:24 tests for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV.
Who can take Gonorrhoea Treatment Pack?
If you are 18 years or older and have tested positive for gonorrhoea you can receive treatment for gonorrhoea. Whilst antibiotics are not available online until further notice, STI clinics can fast-track your gonorrhoea injection if you've already tested and the results are positive, avoiding the wait times.
You may not be able to take this treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have diabetes, kidney disease, and liver disease, or if you are taking Warfarin.
How to use the Gonorrhoea Treatment Pack?
If your doctor has advised antibiotics over the injection for any reason, for the treatment of gonorrhoea, a one-off 400mg dosage (two capsules) of Cefixime together with a single 1000mg dose (two capsules) of Azithromycin is recommended. These are the only available dosages we have in our gonorrhoea treatment pack. Most people don't usually have to take any further treatment. This one-off dose can be taken with or without food, but you should not drink any alcohol for at least 48 hours after you have taken these medications as this may interact negatively with their effectiveness.
What are the side effects of the Gonorrhoea Treatment Pack?
Like most prescription medications, Cefixime and Azithromycin can cause side effects. However, they are very rare and don't affect everyone. Some of the most common side effects that may occur as a result of these treatments are; an upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhoea, a mild skin rash or headaches. If any of these potential side effects persist, you should contact a doctor to discuss your condition.
What are the precautions of the Gonorrhoea Treatment Pack?
It is vital that you consider what over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbal remedies and dietary supplements you are using while taking the treatments provided in the Gonorrhoea treatment pack. These may interact negatively with both Azithromycin and Cefixime. With regards to Azithromycin, you should avoid mixing it with blood thinners, so treatments provided for blood clots, Amiodarone, Digoxin, Live typhoid vaccine and Quinidine. Also, the likelihood of certain side effects occurring can be increased when consuming alcohol.
When taking Cefixime, blood thinners (as mentioned above) and live bacterial vaccines can react negatively. Also, the effectiveness of birth control pills can be decreased when taken at the same time as Cefixime. If you a history of kidney disease or intestinal disease, you should discuss it with a doctor, to ensure that the treatment is safe for you to use.
How can I buy the Gonorrhoea Treatment Pack online?
Whilst we endeavour to provide your treatment online, with the recent outbreak of a resistant strain, you should visit a Genitourinary clinic where you can receive the correct course of treatment.