Uncomplicated Genital Chlamydia in men and women

In pregnancy or breastfeeding: azithromycin is the most effective option but is an unlicensed indication.

Doxycycline is contraindicated in pregnancy.

For children - seek specialist advice from Sexual Health.

First Line

Doxycycline

(not suitable for those under 12 years)

 

100mg 2 x daily

 

for 7 days

Alternative

Azithromycin

 

1g single dose (1 hour before or 2 hours after food)

followed by 500mg daily for a further 2 days