If you are infected with C. trachomatis, your healthcare provider will probably give you a prescription for an antibiotic such as azithromycin (taken for one day) or doxycycline (taken for 7 days).
Healthcare providers may treat pregnant women with azithromycin, erythromycin, or sometimes with amoxicillin. Penicillin, which healthcare providers often use to treat some other sexually transmitted diseases, won't cure chlamydia.
If you have chlamydia, you should
These steps will help you avoid being reinfected with the bacteria. Repeated infections may increase the risks for reproductive complications.
For updated information on treatment for chlamydia, read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STD Treatment Guidelines.
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Last Updated December 17, 2010