The recommended treatment for chlamydia is a course of antibiotics, which are available by prescription from a healthcare provider. The most commonly prescribed antibiotics for chlamydia include:
- Azithromycin (single dose): This is the most commonly prescribed antibiotic for chlamydia. It is taken as a single dose of 1 gram orally.
- Doxycycline (seven-day course): This is an alternative antibiotic for chlamydia, and is usually prescribed as a seven-day course of twice-daily doses of 100 mg orally.
It is important to note that antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections such as chlamydia and do not work against viral infections. It is also important to take the full course of antibiotics as prescribed, even if symptoms improve or go away, to ensure that the infection is fully treated. Additionally, it is recommended that sexual partners of individuals diagnosed with chlamydia also be tested and treated to prevent the spread of the infection.