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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, lumps or an itchy rash on or close to the genitals or anus
  • Painful urination or blood in your urine
  • Brown or bloody discharge from the penis
  • Testicular pain or swelling
  • Yellow or green discharge from the vagina
  • Abnormal bleeding from the vagina, such as irregular periods or bleeding after sex
  • Pain when having sex
  • Pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis
  • Pain, bleeding, or discharge from the back passage (anus)
  • Fever (more than 38 degrees)

ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

Do you have any allergies to any medication or substances?

Such as to doxycycline or tetracycline?

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

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

Such as

  • Ciclosporin (suppresses immunity – rarely used)
  • Penicillin (antibiotic – avoid with doxycycline)
  • Phenobarbital or Carbamazepine or Phenytoin or Primidone (for epilepsy or fits)
  • Warfarin or other anticoagulants (for thinning the blood)

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

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

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Do you have any other medical problems?

Such as

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Porphyria
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

This also includes previous admissions to the hospital or any surgeries

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.
  • 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.

If symptoms remain after 14 days see your doctor or specialist clinic.

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

I understand that doxycycline can make my skin more sensitive to sunlight and increase the risk of sunburn.

It is particularly important when taking this medication that you use appropriate sun protection, such as sunblock, if you go outdoors during sunny weather.

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 (Doxycycline)

Doxycycline is an antibiotic treatment that is used to treat Chlamydia. It is the British Association for Sexual Health (BASHH) recommended treatment for chlamydia. Doxycycline treatment is given as a 7-day course.

e-Surgery believes strongly in responsible antibiotic prescribing and we can only issue one treatment per patient. If you require this for a partner, they must register an account for themselves.

Fill out a short questionnaire to help our doctors make sure this treatment is right for you. All prices include the cost of a private prescription.

Price
£12.50

Important Facts About Doxycycline

Most frequent questions and answers Doxycycline for treating chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. You can catch chlamydia when having unprotected sex (sex without a condom) with a partner who has it. It is often symptomless; however it can cause health complications in both men and women. Chlamydia is easy to test for and it is treated with antibiotics. For example, Doxycycline.

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted disease in the UK, with over 200,000 patients testing positive every year. However, chlamydia can affect people of all ages.

If you have had unprotected sex with a partner who could have chlamydia you need to get tested.

Symptoms can range from:

• No symptoms (One quarter to one half of all males infected with chlamydia do not suffer from any symptoms)
• Discharge from penis (white, cloudy or watery)
• Burning sensation when passing urine
• Swelling or painful of testicles
• Painful joints if left untreated

Chlamydia can also appear as a throat infection, conjunctivitis (in the eyes) and as rectal pain, discharge or bleeding.

Symptoms can range from:

• No symptoms (Seven out of ten women with chlamydia do not suffer from any symptoms)
• Abnormal vaginal discharge
• Bleeding between periods
• Bleeding or pain when having sex
• Burning sensation when passing urine
• Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (lower abdominal pains, vaginal discharge and fever)
• Infertility if left untreated
• Joint pain if left untreated

Doxycycline is an antibiotic. It can be used to treat chlamydia by killing the bacteria that cause the infection.

The British Association for Sexual Health (BASHH) top recommended Doxycycline treatment for chlamydia.

Take one dose, twice a day, for 7 days. Swallow the tablet with plenty of water.

Doxycycline is best taken with food, or a glass of milk, and should be taken at least one hour before you go to bed.

Complete the 7-day course of treatment to clear the infection.

Do not have sex until you have completed all 7 days of treatment.

When taken correctly, the treatment will kill the bacteria causing the infection.

You should avoid sexual contact until you and any sexual partners have completed the course of antibiotics.

This medicine is not a vaccination. You must take precautions to avoid reinfection. Using condoms every time you have sex (oral, vaginal, anal) is the best way to make sure you do not get STIs.

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

• Increased sensitivity to sunlight
• Headache
• Tummy pain
• Vomiting
• Indigestion
• Itchy skin
• Vaginal Thrush

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of the Doxycycline.

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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