Antibiotics stop bacterial infections by entering the bacteria cells and making them unable to reproduce and spread.
When taken correctly, Azithromycin is effective at treating chlamydia in over 95% of cases. To make sure that you take it correctly, it’s important that you complete the treatment by taking every dose on time as prescribed.
In order to treat chlamydia, Azithromycin must be taken for three days. On the first day, you must take four 250mg tablets, on the following two days you’ll take two 250mg tablets each day.
Although Azithromycin is effective at fighting off existing bacterial infections in your body, it does not protect you from getting them again. That’s why it’s recommended that you avoid vaginal, oral, and anal sex, even with a condom, while you’re undergoing treatment. The same is true for your partner. This makes sure that you don’t catch it again while you’re recovering, and that you don’t spread it to anyone else.