Does flagyl treat chlamydia?


According to American Family Physician, Flagyl (also known as metronidazole) is used when complications from chlamydia occur, such as urethritis, and not in the direct treatment of chlamydia. Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics, such as azithromycin and doxycycline. Antibiotic treatment usually lasts one to two weeks.

If untreated, WebMD warns that chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women, leading to damage of the Fallopian tubes and possible infertility. Increased chance of an ectopic pregnancy is also a concern as well as premature birth and infection of the child. In men, infection can spread to the urethra, epididymis and the rectum.

Q&A Related to "Does flagyl treat chlamydia?"
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