Ciprofloxacin Medicine For The Treatment Of Gonorrhea


Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of infections. This medicine can be taken intravenously or by mouth. It is also safe for breastfeeding women. It treats abdominal infections, joint and bone infections, UTIs, typhoid fever and many more. The side effects are very minor, they include vomiting, nausea, rash and diarrhoea.

Gonorrhoea is an STD which occurs when one gets infected while having unprotected intercourse with an affected partner. It is a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria- Neisseria gonorrheae. The bacterium can be passed from person to person. It is a very common STD and affects 10 million people per year in India. One should watch out for ciprofloxacin dosage for gonorrhea and must consult your doctor before taking it. 

The treatment is short term and the diseases resolves within days to weeks. However, if left undiagnosed and untreated it may lead to infertility. Several antibiotics are prescribed in a gonorrhoea case, ciprofloxacin is one of them. The affected person is prescribed 500 mg as an oral dose, once a day. Signs of improvement are observed after 24-48 hours. Then in the second phase, 500 mg ciprofloxacin is prescribed to be taken twice a day. The antibiotic can also be given intravenously. The dosage is same, 500 mg per day.

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