Treatment Guidelines - Gonorrhea
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! 2021 Guideline Updates for Treatment of Chlamydia & Uncomplicated Gonorrhea
per CDC’s new 2021 update, a single 500 mg IM dose of ceftriaxone is the new recommended regimen. For patients weighing ≥150 kg (300 lbs.), a higher dose is needed, and a single 1 gram IM dose of ceftriaxone should be administered. If ceftriaxone is not available, the alternative regimen is a single 240 mg IM dose of gentamicin plus a single 2 g oral dose of azithromycin or monotherapy of cefixime 800 mg orally in a single dose. If there is a coinfection with Chlamydia trachomatis, the recommended regimen of doxycycline 100 mg twice daily orally for 7 days should be added to the treatment plan. During pregnancy, azithromycin 1 g as a single dose is recommended to treat chlamydia.