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What is Chlamydia Shot?

Chlamydia Shot

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by a  bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. Both women and men can get it by having unprotected vaginal or anal sex with an infected person. It can also be spread from a woman to baby during birth, and rarely, from the hand to the eye and, less likely, during unprotected oral sex. Each year, more than three million people of all ages become infected with chlamydia.

Chlamydia Shot

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are non ulcerative STIs. Combined co-infection with both organisms can be treated with with a single shot of   ceftriaxone along with a second oral antibiotic such as   azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax) or doxycycline (Monodox, Vibramycin, others). Chlamydia is usually treated with a single dose (1g) of an antibiotic known as  azithromycin or with 7 days of another  antibiotic called doxycycline (which should not be used during pregnancy). These recommendations are based on the guidelines of  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  geared towards preventing  the emergence of drug-resistant strains  of either Chlamydia trachomatis or  Neisseria gonorrhoeae,  the causative agent of Gonorrhea.

What Are The Side Effects of Chlamydia Shot

A common side effects of Azithromycin one of the drugs used in Chlamydia treatment is Yeast Infection. Occasionally, you might get a rash as a side effect from doxycycline if you are exposed to too much light. It is possible for a woman to transmit a yeast infection to a male sex partner, even though yeast infection is not considered to be a true sexually-transmitted disease because it can occur in women who are not sexually active. Keeping your vaginal area dry and avoiding irritating chemicals can help prevent yeast infections in women.

Ceftriaxone injection is a third-generation antibiotic and is  used to treat  organisms that tend to be resistant to many other antibiotics such as the gonorrhea aspect of this coinfection. Ceftriaxone may cause the following   side effects.

– diarrhea

– pain, tenderness, hardness, or warmth in the place where ceftriaxone was injected

– pale skin, weakness, or shortness

Also Read : Gonorrhea Shot 



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