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Gonorrhea Treatment

Order a prescription for gonorrhea treatment

If you or a partner has tested positive for gonorrhea, you can order a prescription for an antibiotic treatment from us online. Our doctor will check whether gonorrhea treatment is suitable for you before issuing a prescription.

The antibiotic treatment consists of four tablets that you take together as a single one-off dose - two tablets of cefixime and two tablets of azithromycin.

Certain strains of the gonorrhea infection may become resistant to oral antibiotics. The recommended best treatment for gonorrhea is therefore by injection of antibiotics at your local GUM (sexual health) clinic.

You can use your prescription to buy your medication at any pharmacy in Ireland.

Please note: This service is no longer available. The recommended first-line treatment for gonorrhoea is a combination of an injection and tablets. Please contact your local GP or GUM clinic if you require treatment.

How our service works

  • Complete a short questionnaire about your health. 
  • Order and pay for your prescription. 
  • A Superdrug Online Doctor will issue a prescription for an appropriate treatment.
  • Get your paper prescription delivered to your door or get your prescription sent digitally to your nearest local pharmacy for collection within 2-6 hours from approval.
  • Orders received before 3pm will be processed the same day. Orders received after 3pm will be processed the next working day.
  • Once your prescription has been dispatched, you will receive it within 3-5 working days.

Side effects can include:

  • Nausea
  • Sickness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea

Certain strains of gonorrhea have become resistant to antibiotics and so the recommended way to treat gonorrhoea is by the injection of an antibiotic.

We recommend you get an injection at a local GUM (sexual health clinic) where possible.

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