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What antibiotics can treat urethritis?

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Antibiotics can cure urethritis caused by bacteria. Some of the most commonly prescribed ones include:

  • Adoxa, doxycycline (Vibramycin), Monodox, Oracea
  • Azithromycin (Zmax), Zithromax
  • Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)

Urethritis caused by trichomonas infection (called trichomoniasis) is usually treated with an antibiotic called metronidazole (Flagyl) or tinidazole (Tindamax).

Your sexual partner should also be treated to prevent reinfection.

SOURCES:

Newman, L. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2007.

Mandell, G. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, Elsevier, 2009.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 26, 2020

SOURCES:

Newman, L. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2007.

Mandell, G. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, Elsevier, 2009.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 26, 2020

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