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ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SYMPTOMS

Have you or your sexual partner had a positive chlamydia test?

This may have been diagnosed at the following:

  • GP Surgery
  • GUM sexual health clinic
  • Informed by a sexual partner that they have a confirmed Chlamydia infection

NOTE: If your partner requires treatment, they must order separately using their own account.

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Blisters, sores, ulcers or lumps on or close to the genitals or anus
  • Blood in your urine
  • Brown or bloody discharge from the penis
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis
  • Pain, bleeding, or discharge from the back passage (anus)
  • Unexplained weight loss

ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

Do you have any allergies to any medication or substances?

Such as to Azithromycin or erythromycin?

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you.

Are you taking any of the following medication?

  • Ciclosporin – for reducing immunity after transplant
  • Digoxin – for irregular heart or heart failure
  • Disopyramide – for irregular heart
  • Ergotamine – for migraines
  • Terfenadine – antihistamine for hay fever and allergy
  • Theophylline – for asthma
  • Rifabutin – rarely used antibiotic
  • Warfarin – blood thinning medication

Are you taking any other medication, or have you recently finished a course of medication?

This includes medication prescribed by your doctor, bought in the pharmacy or online, herbal supplements, recreations drugs.

This includes tablets, patches, inhalers, injections, contraception and all other forms of medication.

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you.

Have you ever been diagnosed with any of the following?

  • Alcohol or drug problems
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Mental illness (such as depression)

Do you suffer from any other medical problems?

This also includes previous admissions to the hospital or any surgeries.

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you.

Do you have a family history of any medical conditions?

Do any medical conditions run in the family? Such as heart problems, diabetes, blood disorders etc?

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you.

Are you pregnant or breast feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

I understand that I should refrain from sexual contact for 7 days after taking treatment, until I am no longer infectious.

I understand I should inform any sexual partners of my chlamydia result in order for them to seek treatment.

I am aware that it can sometimes take up to 14 days for symptoms to clear and no treatment is guaranteed to work in all cases.

It is recommended to retest if symptoms persist for more than 14 days.

Retesting after 6 months is recommended for individuals under 25.

I understand that safe sex significantly reduces the risk of future STIs, especially consistent and correct condom use

AGREEMENT

We strongly recommend that you inform your GP of any treatment you receive. Would you like e-Surgery to do this in your behalf?

Please write the name of your GP surgery below if you want us to let them know.

This will ensure that any new medication started by your GP will not interact with this treatment.

Answer ‘no’ if you do not want us to inform your GP

I agree to the following

  • I am 18 years of age or older
  • This treatment is for my use only
  • I confirm that I have understood all the questions asked and have answered all questions to the best of my knowledge.
  • I have read the patient information leaflet supplied with this medication
  • I will contact e-Surgery and inform my GP if I experience any side effects from this treatment or if there are any changes to my health
  • I have answered all questions truthfully and accurately.

I have read, understood and agree to abide by terms and conditions and privacy policy and cookie policy of e-Surgery

What is this?

Your answers form the basis of your medical consultation. It is important you are open and honest, so our doctors can ensure this medication safe and effective for you

Chlamydia Treatment (Azithromycin)

Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug commonly prescribed for chlamydia infections. It is very effective at killing the bacteria that is responsible for causing chlamydia. Azithromycin comes as a one time dose and suitable for both men and women.

At e-Surgery we strongly believe in responsible antibiotic prescribing and our GPs will only issue the minimum quantities needed to treat an infection. We cannot issue more then one course per patient. 

Click below to complete a short 2 min questionnaire to help our GPs make sure this medication is safe for you to take. All prices include the cost of a private prescription. 

Price
£15.00

Important Facts About Azithromycin

Most frequent questions and answers about Azithromycin for chlamydia treatment

Azithromycin is a form of antibiotic medication, which is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It is commonly used as a form of chlamydia treatment, as it is extremely effective at eliminating the bacteria associated with Chlamydia infection.

Azithromycin is commonly used for treating chlamydia, but can also be used for a variety of other bacterial infections, including:

  • Chest, throat or nasal infections
  • Ear infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections

You can find out more about Chlamydia HERE. It is important to note that Chlamydia symptoms in men may differ from Chlamydia symptoms in women. 

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken any other medication. Below is a list of medications that may interfere with Azithromycin:

Antacids – Should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after the antacid
Ergotamine – Should not be taken at the same time as serious side effects may develop
Cholesterol lowering medicines (statins)
Warfarin or similar medicines – Used to thin the blood. Azithromycin can thin the blood even more
Cisapride – Should not be taken at the same time as this may cause severe heart problems 
Terfenadine – Should not be taken at the same time as this may cause severe heart problems
Zidovudine or Nelfinavir – Used to treat HIV infections. Taking nelfinavir with Azithromycin may induce side-effects
Rifabutin – Used to treat tuberculosis (TB)
Quinidine – Used to treat heart rhythm problems
Cyclosporin – Your doctor may change your dose
Alfentanil – A painkiller, use with Azithromycin may make the effects stronger
Theophylline – Use with Azithromycin may make the effects stronger
Digoxin – Used to treat heart problems, use with Azithromycin may make the effects stronger
Astemizol – Used to treat hay fever, use with Azithromycin may make the effects stronger
Pimozide – Used to treat mental health problems, use with Azithromycin may make the effects stronger

As with any form of medication, Azithromycin treatment has side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Azithromycin.  Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Azithromycin:

• Diarrhoea
• Abdominal pain
• Feeling sick (nausea)
• Loose wind (flatulence).
• Lack of appetite (anorexia)
• Feeling dizzy
• Headache
• Sensation of pins and needles or numbness (paraesthesia)
• Changes in your sense of taste
• Visual impairment
• Deafness
• Being sick (vomiting), stomach pain or cramps, loss of appetite, problems digesting your food
• Skin rashes and itching
• Joint pain (arthralgia)
• Fatigue
• Change in the quantity of the white blood cells and the concentration of bicarbonate in the blood

For the full list of possible side effects, please read through the Patient Information Leaflet of Azithromycin.

Currently there is insufficient information about the use of Azithromycin during pregnancy.

It is therefore advised that you shouldn’t use Azithromycin during pregnancy, unless advised by your doctor.

Azithromycin is partially passed through the mothers milk.

It is not known whether azithromycin has an impact on breast-fed infants. Therefore, whilst taking Azithromycin you should not breast-feed. It is recommended to discard the milk during treatment and up until 2 days after treatment.

Always take Azithromycin exactly as your doctor and pharmacist has prescribed. 

Azithromycin tablets can be taken with or without food, and it is suggested to take it with half a glass of water.

The normal dosage for chlamydia treatment is 1000mg all in one go, then 500mg daily for two days. The entire course is 3 days long. 

For full dosage guidelines click here.

Contact your doctor/pharmacist and go to your nearest hospital at once. 

Symptoms of an overdose of Azithromycin include: Hearing loss, feeling sick and diarrhoea.

Azithromycin is used for chlamydia treatment. It previously was taken as a single dose of 1000mg (for example 4 x 250mg tablets or 2x 500mg tablets. Due to the infection becoming resistant to treatment, Azithromycin must now be taken as a 3 day course.

If you miss a tablet by less than 12 hours of when you were due to take it, then you can simple take the tablet. If you have missed a dose by more than 12 hours, get in touch with our Ask A Pharmacist service. 

Prematurely stopping an Azithromycin treatment course can cause bacteria resistance and your infection may come back again.

Azithromycin is a prescription only drug that can be used to treat Chlamydia infections. You can purchase Azithromycin through an online doctor service such as e-Surgery. 

At e-Surgery, we issue a 3 day course of Azithromycin. On day one, you need to take take 1000mg on day one (2 x 500mg tablets). On day two, you need to take 500mg (1 x 500mg tablet). On day three, you need to take 500mg (1 x 500mg tablet). 

If you have a treatment course and are concerned about side effects, stop the medication and contact our Ask A Pharmacist service or speak to your usual GP.

Keep Azithromycin tablets out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use Azithromycin after the expiry date which is stated on the Aztiromycin package after EXP. 

Store Azithromycin tablets below 25°C, and in the original packaging to protect from moisture.

Do not throw away any Azithromycin via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Click here for a PDF copy of the patient information leaflet

Learn More About Chlamydia

Most frequent questions and answers about Chlamydia

Chlamydia is currently one of the most common STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in the UK. In fact, chlamydia accounts for almost half of all cases of STIs in the UK.

Chlamydia is passed on through unprotected sex. It is passed through oral, vaginal or anal sex. You only need to have sex once with an infected person to catch chlamydia.

Barrier methods (condoms) are an effective way of preventing chlamydia. 

Men and women under the age of 25 are most likely to catch chlamydia. However, this does not mean older people are not at risk. About 6,000 cases per year are seen in people over the age of 45.

Anyone who is sexually active and not using condoms should get tested at least once a year and every time they change partners.  

75% of females and 50% of males have no symptoms! This does not mean it is harmless however, as it can be doing damage to you without your knowing

Some signs of chlamydia include:

  • painful urination
  • pain in the pelvic region
  • painful sexual intercourse
  • white, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis
  • pain in the testicles
  • burning or itching in the urethra (the tube carrying urine out of the body)
  • untypical vaginal discharge
  • bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • bleeding in between periods

In women, untreated chlamydia can spread to the womb and fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease. This causes permanent damage to the fallopian tubes, uterus and leads to chronic pain, infertility and potentially life threatening ectopic pregnancies (pregnancies outside the womb)

Men and women can suffer from joint stiffness, swelling and swell and eye pain following a chlamydia infection.

You can find the nearest GUM clinic check if you can get free testing kits here: Find a Chlamydia Test.

If you think you are at risk of other STIs such as gonorrhoea or syphilis we always advise to do a full check-up at your local GUM clinic. Most offer morning walk ins without an appointment and you will find out the results anonymously within a few days.

Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics. The infection is usually cleared within 7 days. 

Once you are certain you have an infection (either through a positive test or your sexual partner testing positive), you can get antibiotic tablets from your GP or a regulated online GP such as e-Surgery.com.

After taking, keep in mind that you can still pass on the infection for 7 days. Therefore, it’s advised to not have sex during this time or use condoms to reduce the risk of passing the infection to your partner.

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