Canterbury DHB

Context

Gonorrhoea

Pathogens

Drug Treatment

Empiric

Urethritis/cervicitis/pharyngeal and rectal gonorrhoea

ceftriaxone

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IM 500 mg stat

AND

azithromycin

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PO 1000 mg stat

Severe penicillin allergy

Consult with specialist and give:

azithromycin

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PO 2000 mg stat

If known to be sensitive to ciprofloxacin:

ciprofloxacin

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

PO 500 mg stat

AND

azithromycin

HMLSchedNZFPML

PO 1000 mg stat

Disseminated disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease/epididymitis co-exist and may require IV therapy.

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (99254):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

November 2015 (Sexually Transmitted Infections)

Next Review Due:

November 2018

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Topic Code: 99254