The recommended best treatment for gonorrhea is an antibiotic injection combined with azithromycin tablets. You can book an appointment for the treatment at your nearest Superdrug clinic or you can go to your local Sexual Health Clinic.
To book an appointment, fill in our brief medical questionnaire. One of our online doctors will check whether the injection is suitable for you.
You will receive a message in your secure account once your gonorrhea treatment has been approved. You can then confirm the time and date of your appointment.
If the injection is not suitable for you, you will receive a refund.
|Gonorrhea Injection |
|Ceftriaxone 500mg |
Azithromycin 2x 500mg
Side effects can include:
Between thirty and forty percent of women who are infected with gonorrhea are also infected with chlamydia. It is also common for men to have picked up both infections.
For this reason, you will receive azithromycin tablets alongside your gonorrhea injection when you visit one of our clinics. The two antibiotics also work together to make the treatment more effective against gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection. It is generally located in the genitals, the rectum and the eyes. It is more common in people who are aged between 15 and 30, who are sexually active and have more than one sexual partner per year. It can be avoided by using condoms.
For men, Gonorrhea can lead to infected testicles, urethra or prostate (this can affect fertility long term). About 90% of men who have contracted Gonorrhea have symptoms (a much higher proportion than for women). These symptoms include:
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection, it can also be transmitted to newborns when the mother is giving birth. It is generally located in the genitals, the rectum and the eyes. It is more common in people who are aged between 15 and 30, who are sexually active and have more than one sexual partner per year. It can be avoided by using condoms.
It is difficult to spot when women have gonorrhea because only 30-50% of women display any symptoms. Among these women, one in two of them will have abnormal (watery or creamy looking, blood like or even slightly green) vaginal discharge and a quarter of them will experience lower abdominal pain. It is also possible (though less common) to experience pain during urination, heavier periods or spotting.
If left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. It can cause serious damage to the reproductive system and can lead to infertility, miscarriages, increased risk of ectopic pregnancies and stillbirths.
It is also possible, though unlikely, that you will experience joint pain, a skin rash or flu like symptoms.