Gonorrhea Treatment

Reviewed by Ruthann Cunningham, MD, June 2, 2017

The good news is that gonorrhea can be cured.

Once you are diagnosed with gonorrhea, the good news is that is can be easily and effectively cured with antibiotics. The antibiotics most often prescribed to kill the bacteria that causes gonorrhea are azithromycin or doxycycline. Other recommended treatments include single doses of ceftriaxone or cefixime.

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If I get gonorrhea once, can I get it again?

Yes, you can get gonorrhea again. That's why it's important your partners get tested and treated if they are infected, too. It's important to follow your doctor's instructions and always practice safe sex.

Pregnant women can take antibiotics, too.

Gonorrhea infections in pregnant women put the fetus at risk. It is is the leading cause of prenatal (before baby's birth) pneumonia and conjunctivitis (pink eye) in newborns. A pregnant woman with gonorrhea is at increased risk of miscarriage. It can also lead to infant mortality (death) or blindness and can be passed from mother to baby at birth. Any pregnant woman should be seen and examined by her obstetrician who will then determine the safest antibiotic for treatment.

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