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Treatment order of prescribed drugs for Gonorrhea

Patient: I’ve contracted gonorrhea and will not have access to ceftriaxone for a few days. I do however have access to doxycycline. I know that the order of treatment is typically reversed, a shot and then the pill regimen, but can I begin with the doxycycline now and then have the shot? Or is it best to wait?

 

 

Symptoms: Discharge, burning during urination

 

 

Doctor:

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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