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Hi Doc,

Thanks for your great forums!

So I'm super lucky to get the news of getting a positive Chlamydia result today! Ha!

So begins treatment. I have a prescription for both, Azithromycin (2x 500mg) or (7x100mg 2x) a day of Doxycycline. So which begs the question, which is the most safe for somebody with tinnitus? I'm inclinded to think Doxycycline, but my doctors are not sure and left the choice to me.'

I'm also wondering if I should try or request Augmentin or Amoxcillian as they have not caused me problems in the past. But will these penicillin antibiotics even assist with a Chlamydia infection?!

Thanks for your help!
Dr. Nagler

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Hi Paulie -

Neither Augmentin nor amoxicillan is effective against chlamydia. See: https://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/chlamydia.htm

Between azithromycin and doxycycline, my recommendation would be to go with the doxycycline - but that recommendation is based entirely on anecdote rather than any good data. You'd likely be OK with either.

Hope this helps.

Stephen M. Nagler, M.D.


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