For Chlamydia we offer the same treatment that you would receive from a sexual health clinic or your G.P.
The first line treatment for Chlamydia as recommended by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, BASHH, is a week long course of Doxycycline. If you are allergic to Tetracyclines, of which Doxycycline is a member, then our doctor can prescribe an alternative.
Both treatments may produce side effects, the most common being gastro-intestinal, such as nausea, diarrhoea and stomach ache. You may also get a rash with Doxycycline if you are exposed to too much sunlight.
You will be asked to complete a short medical consultation questionnaire that our doctor reviews to make sure the treatment is both safe and suitable for you.
You should not resume sexual activity (including genital, oral or anal sex), until 7 days after you have started your treatment .This applies to both treatments. Otherwise there is a high risk of re-infecting yourself or passing on the infection to your partner.
We advise under 25s to re-test for Chlamydia 3 months after treatment due to high rates of re-infection.