What are the pharmacologic treatment options for gonococcal conjunctivitis?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Brian Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Treatment recommendations for adults are single doses of ceftriaxone 1 g IM plus azithromycin 1 g PO with saline irrigation. [1, 71] Topical antibiotic solutions may also be considered. If the cornea is involved or if corneal involvement cannot be excluded due to lid swelling or chemosis, some physicians treat with a 3-day course of IV antibiotics (eg, ceftriaxone 1 g IV q12-24h). [72]


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