Learn what you need to know about treating these common infections.
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Staph infections
 

 
 

 

Gonorrhea Treatment

The two goals of treating an STD like gonorrhea are:

  • Curing the infection with antibiotics
  • Locating and testing all other sexual partners of the infected patient to prevent further spread of the disease
There are several antibiotic treatments that effectively treat gonorrhea, and your health care provider will consider your particular needs when prescribing one for you. Typically, antibiotics called cephalosporins, including Ceftriaxone (Rocephin), are recommended for persons with gonorrhea. A medicine called Azithromycin (Zithromax) may be given to persons with uncomplicated infections.

Because the bacteria that causes gonorrhea is growing increasing resistant to other antibiotics that have been used to treat it in the past, it is extremely important that you take the full course of medication as prescribed by your health care provider. Not taking the full course of medication may cause more serious antibiotic resistance.

During treatment, sexual contact should be avoided until a post-treatment follow-up test is performed to confirm that the infection has been cured.