If you or a partner has tested positive for chlamydia, you can order a prescription for an antibiotic treatment from us online.
After you have placed your order, our online doctor will review whether chlamydia medication is the correct treatment for you. Once your order has been approved by our doctors, 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 a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. You can catch it by having unprotected sex with someone who already has it. It is often asymptomatic, which means that you can be infected without having any visible symptoms, but it can cause complications in both men and women. Chlamydia is easy to test for and it is treated with antibiotics.
Chlamydia can infect a few different areas on your body, including your genitals, your anus, and your mouth and throat. You can also get conjunctivitis (pink-eye) if you rub fluids that contain the bacteria in your eye.
Chlamydia is a very common condition. In fact, it’s the most commonly diagnosed STI in the UK, with over 200,000 patients testing positive every year. Young people are particularly at risk, which is why annual screening is recommended for anyone who is sexually active and is under the age of 25.
However, chlamydia can affect people of all ages and a recent report by the Health Protection Agency showed that the number of people over 50 who are diagnosed with an STI like chlamydia has doubled in the past ten years.
If you have had unprotected sex with someone who may have chlamydia you need to get tested.
Chlamydia can cause long-term complications that, if left untreated, can lead to severe problems such as infertility in women. We’ll talk about the complications of chlamydia further down this page.
There are often no chlamydia symptoms, or symptoms that are so mild they can be difficult to spot. Seven in ten women, for example, don’t notice symptoms.
If symptoms do appear, they usually do so within 3 weeks of exposure.
Chlamydia can act quite differently in men and women, which can make it hard to spot. Also, many people don’t have any visible symptoms or do not notice them.
Because chlamydia is so difficult to diagnose, it’s important that you get tested if you had unprotected sex with someone that could be infected. A chlamydia test is the only way to know for sure whether or not you have chlamydia.
For men, most of the infections occur in the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine and sperm.
Symptoms of chlamydia in men include:
In women, the most common infection appears in the cervix. This is the opening that connects the vagina to the uterus or the womb.
Symptoms of chlamydia in women include:
You can get chlamydia by having unprotected sexual contact (doesn’t have to be penetrative) with someone who has the infection.
As an STI, chlamydia can be contracted when you have unprotected sexual contact with someone that is infected. It transmits even if there wasn’t any penetration, as long as there is a transfer of fluids.