Gonorrhoea Antibiotic Treatment Online
Can I get treatment for gonorrhoea?
If you have tested positive for gonorrhoea then we are prepared to prescribe treatment for you. Please do not guess that you have gonorrhoea based on your symptoms - getting tested is essential. If you need access to testing by post then there is information on how to do this further down the page. To begin the process of getting treatment, please click on the free consultation button and complete the short questionnaire.
What is the Gonorrhoea Treatment you prescribe?
The front line treatment for gonorrhoea is an intramuscular injection of Ceftriaxone and oral Azithromycin. Where patients cannot see a healthcare professional for the injection or they have an aversion to injections, it is acceptable to prescribe the 1000 mg of Azithromycin to be taken with 400 mg of oral Cefixime. The medication is taken as single dose so there is no complicated dosing regimen.
It is essential that you inform any sexual partner about the gonorrhoea infection so that they can access treatment.
What is Gonorrhoea?
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection that is transmitted via sexual intercourse. Gonorrhoea affects the urethra, vagina, rectum and the throat. If gonorrhoea is left untreated then it can cause significant problems for patients. Although gonorrhoea is becoming resistant to some antibiotics, most cases in the UK are relatively easy to treat but retesting a few weeks after treatment is essential - even if your symptoms disappear. We recommend no sexual contact until a negative test result has been confirmed.
Most men will have symptoms with gonorrhea and these normally appear within 5 days of the infection being acquired. These symptoms normally include pain when passing urine and a discharge from the urethra. Many women do not have symptoms of a gonorrhoea infection but common symptoms include an unusual discharge and pelvic pain.
If you only suspect that you have gonorrhea then you can get tested with The STI Clinic, a convenient lab-based testing service accessed online and completed by post. The STI Clinic can process gonorrhea tests in under 24 hours from the time they receive your sample. Men can provide a urine sample and women can take a vaginal swab and return it in a reply paid envelope to the lab. This service can also be used for retesting after treatment.
How long will the treatment take?
If you order your treatment by 4.00 pm Monday to Friday then it will be dispatched that day for delivery the following day. Our pharmacy is open on Saturday morning so any orders received overnight on Friday and before 12 noon on Saturday should be despatched for delivery on the Monday.