Which antibiotics are used for the treatment of urethritis?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Martha K Terris, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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For treatment of NGU, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends azithromycin, 1 g orally in a single dose, or doxycycline, 100 mg orally twice a day for 7 days. Alternative regimens include any of the following:

  • Erythromycin base 500 mg orally four times a day for 7 days
  • Erythromycin ethylsuccinate 800 mg orally four times a day for 7 days
  • Levofloxacin 500 mg orally once daily for 7 days
  • Ofloxacin 300 mg orally twice a day for 7 days

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