If you or a partner has tested positive for chlamydia, you can order a prescription for an antibiotic treatment from us online. Superdrug Online Doctor offers two treatments, doxycycline and azithromycin. Doxycycline is the recommended treatment and is taken for 7 days. Azithromycin is taken as a single dose.
After you have placed your order, our online doctor will review whether a chlamydia treatment is the correct medication for you. Once your prescription has been approved, you will receive your prescription via post.
Your Superdrug Online Doctor prescription allows you to buy your chlamydia treatment at any pharmacy in Ireland.
Chlamydia is always treated with antibiotics and azithromycin is the recommended choice for treatment.
In rare cases another antibiotic may be more clinically suitable. Our doctors will let you know if this is the case.
Azithromycin 500 mg is an antibiotic that is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia. Azithromycin works by killing the infection.
Azithromycin is taken in a single dose, but you’ll still be contagious for one week after taking it. For this reason, it is important not to have sex for seven days after taking the medication, so that you don’t pass on chlamydia or get re-infected (for example, if your partner has chlamydia too).
Azithromycin should not be used by pregnant women.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection. Early treatment is crucial. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause infertility in women. It often has no symptoms, or symptoms that are so mild they can be difficult to spot. Seven in ten women with chlamydia do not notice symptoms.
If symptoms do appear, it is usually within three weeks of exposure.
These symptoms include:
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection. Early treatment is crucial. It often has no symptoms, or symptoms that are so mild they can be difficult to spot. One quarter to one half of all male chlamydia cases go unnoticed, which is part of the reason why the number of infections has vastly increased over the last fifteen years.
In the short term, if men’s Chlamydia symptoms do appear, it is usually within seven to twenty one days of infection. Early symptoms can range from:
In women, if left untreated, chlamydia can lead to premature births, ectopic pregnancies, early miscarriage and infertility, via:
In men, if left untreated, chlamydia can cause: