Chlamydia Treatment
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. It can affect both men and women and can be spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex. It can be found in the cervix, rectum, or throat for women – and the urethra (inside the penis), rectum, or throat for men. In some rare cases, it can even be found in the eyes after genital contact. There are various forms of treatment, which you can purchase online from Medicine Direct following a consultation with an online doctor. Browse our range of treatments below.

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Chlamydia Treatment Online

Order chlamydia treatment safely and discreetly. We offer chlamydia tablets online, following a simple assessment by one of our qualified doctors.

Chlamydia is one of the most common STDs, caused by bacteria called Chlamydia Trachomatis. It can affect both men and women and can be spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex. It can be found in the cervix, rectum, or throat for women – and the urethra (inside the penis), rectum, or throat for men. In some rare cases, it can even be found in the eyes after genital contact.

Treating chlamydia is relatively easy and can usually be cured after a course of antibiotics in the form of pills. It’s important that you get tested as soon as possible if you think you have symptoms of chlamydia and begin treatment without delay.

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What are Chlamydia Symptoms

Signs of chlamydia in women:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Discoloured or smelly vaginal discharge
  • Pain in the stomach or pelvis
  • Pain or bleeding during sex
  • Non-menstrual bleeding or spotting

For women, the risks of contracting Chlamydia when pregnant and can have an impact on your pregnancy as a whole.

Signs of chlamydia in men:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Pus-like discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Burning or itching in the urethra
  • Pain in testicles

Signs of chlamydia in other areas:

  • Rectal chlamydia could cause unusual discharge from the rectum
  • Throat chlamydia usually presents no symptoms (but a sore throat and fever are possible)
  • Chlamydia in the eyes could cause eye redness, pain and discharge
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Cause of Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is most commonly transmitted though having unprotected sex with someone who is infected, or contact with infected genitals.

You can catch chlamydia from:

  • Having unprotected sex (vaginal, anal or oral)
  • Infected semen or vaginal discharge getting into your eyes
  • Your genitals coming into contact with your partner's genitals
  • Sexual partners sharing sex toys that have not been washed or covered with a new condom each time they are used

Pregnant women can also pass chlamydia to their unborn baby.

You cannot pass chlamydia on through casual contact, such as kissing, shaking hands, sharing towels, toilet seats, cutlery or hugging.

How common is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK. It is particularly common in young people; it is estimated that 1 in 20 sexually active young women between 14 and 24 years old has chlamydia.

Chlamydia Diagnosis

Chlamydia can be diagnosed by having either a urine or swab test.

You do not always require a physical examination by your doctor, although you are advised to get tested every time you have a new sexual partner.

A chlamydia test is available free of charge from a sexual health clinic, a genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic, or from your local GP.

If you are under 25, you are also able to be tested by the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP), which is often in a local pharmacy, college or contraception clinic.

You can also buy chlamydia test kits to use at home.

Getting a Chlamydia Test

Not everyone who has chlamydia experiences symptoms, making the spread of the disease easy between partners. If you think you could have chlamydia, or any other STI/STD, seek medical advice as soon as you can. It is also important for anyone who is sexually active to get tested regularly as a precaution.

Self-testing kits are readily available online or obtained from sexual health clinics. Some STI kits will test for chlamydia alone, and others can test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, and syphilis together.

Chlamydia Treatments

Is chlamydia curable?

Antibiotics are the most common treatment for chlamydia. They can clear the infection within a week when used properly.

Sometimes, a pharmacy may give you tablets for chlamydia that you should take all in one day. In other instances, you may be put on a longer course of capsules for 7 days.

Chlamydia Treatment Online

Order chlamydia treatment safely and discreetly. We offer chlamydia tablets online, following a simple assessment by one of our qualified doctors.

Treating chlamydia is relatively easy and can usually be cured after a course of antibiotics in the form of pills. It is important that you get tested as soon as possible if you think you have chlamydia and begin treatment without delay.

Ordering chlamydia treatment online

We offer two different treatment options:

Azithromycin

Please note that Azithromycin is no longer the recommended treatment for Chlamydia.

Between 2 to 4 tablets are taken in a single dose. This is a one-day treatment, available to buy in boxes of 3 or 6 × 500g tablets.

Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a 7 day treatment, 2 tablets to be taken daily for 7 days. Please avoid sexual contact for at least 7 days after finishing your treatment.

These may not be suitable for you if you have allergies, are pregnant or breastfeeding. You must have an online consultation and receive approval for all chlamydia prescriptions by our GPs before despatch.

You should also refrain from sexual contact or intercourse, including vaginal, anal or oral sex (even with a condom) until treatment has been completed. For the one-day treatment of Azithromycin, you should also avoid sex for a week after.

How long does chlamydia take to clear?


After taking medicine to treat chlamydia, it will normally take 7 days for the infection to clear. If you have unprotected sex during the 7 days after taking the medicine, you may still pass the infection onto your sexual partners, even if you are not exhibiting any symptoms.

Can chlamydia come back?


Many people who have received chlamydia treatment will get the infection again after treatment. If you think you may have the infection again, you should get another test as soon as possible.This treatment does not offer any sort of immunity to chlamydia, particularly if you have unprotected sex.

Is chlamydia the same as 'the clap'?


No, although chlamydia is commonly referred to as 'the clap', this is actually a name for gonorrhoea.

How do I know I have chlamydia and what symptoms am I likely to experience?


Most people will not be aware they have chlamydia and many people do not experience any chlamydia symptoms. Visit your doctor or a pharmacy if you notice any of the following:

Symptoms in women:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Discoloured or smelly vaginal discharge
  • Pain in the stomach or pelvis
  • Pain or bleeding during sex
  • Non-menstrual bleeding or spotting

Symptoms in men:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Pus-like discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Burning or itching in the urethra
  • Pain and/or swelling in the testicles

Symptoms in other areas:

  • Rectal chlamydia could cause unusual discharge from the rectum
  • Throat chlamydia usually presents no symptoms (but a sore throat and fever are possible)

Chlamydia in the eyes could cause eye redness, pain and discharge

If I don't get chlamydia treatment, will it go away by itself?


No, this infection will not clear itself. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause a whole host of complications. For women, it can spread to the womb and lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a major cause of ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage and infertility. For men, the epididymis (the testicular tubes) can swell, which can also lead to fertility problems as a result of untreated chlamydia.

Sexually Acquired Reactive Arthritis (SARA) is another health risk, with chlamydia being the biggest trigger. It is more common in men but can also affect women, causing the joints, eyes or urethra to become inflamed and painful. If you or your partner(s) need chlamydia treatment, order your antibiotics conveniently online. Our pharmacy is safe and discreet, with free shipping or an option for next day delivery.

How long have I had the chlamydia infection?


Your symptoms may appear between one and three weeks after catching the infection. It may even be months later, or only appear once it has spread to other parts of your body. When you do a test, it will tell you whether you have this sexually transmitted infection or not, but if you do have chlamydia, it will not be able to tell you how long you have had it.

How long will it take for the symptoms to appear after I have the infection?


As many as 50% of men and 70% of women will not show any symptoms at all. It can take up to three weeks for symptoms to appear, although in some cases it can be months later.

How long will it take for me to get a positive test if I have caught chlamydia?


If you have a test, it can take up to two weeks for a positive result to show. For this reason, it is recommended that you wait for at least 10 days before having unprotected sex before the test. This will help to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis.

I have taken chlamydia treatment but why have my symptoms have not cleared up yet?


You may be experiencing persistent symptoms for a number of reasons:

  • You have an unrelated infection, such as a urinary tract infection
  • You have another sexually transmitted infection (STI) that has occurred alongside chlamydia
  • Rarely, you may have a strain of bacteria that is resistant to the chlamydia tablet you are taking. This may mean you require further treatment. Another test may be done after 6 weeks; testing earlier than this will only give a positive result from the initial infection

If the medicine you have been prescribed is not working, go back to your doctor or pharmacy.

Do I have to tell my partner or previous sexual partners?


If you test positive for chlamydia, you must tell your current sexual partner and any partners you have had sexual contact with in the last 6 months. They may not know that they have an STI, so they could spread it to other partners. If left untreated, this problem could cause them to become infertile or develop other problems.

Will my partner think I have cheated on them?


Testing for this STI will only tell you if you have the infection or not; it cannot determine how long you have had chlamydia. You might not have caught it recently; partners can feel scared, angry or embarrassed, but it is important you are honest with them.

After taking chlamydia treatment how long will it take for my symptoms to clear?


It will normally take one week for your condition to clear when using a treatment prescribed by a doctor.

Is it best for both partners to get chlamydia treatment at the same time?


Yes, both partners should be treated for chlamydia if they have had sex; one partner that is untreated can re-infect the other. After receiving treatment, you need to avoid sexual contact for one week, including having protected sex and oral sex.

There are two antibiotic chlamydia treatments available, how do I take Azithromycin?


Azithromycin is no longer the recommended treatment for Chlamydia. Between 2 to 4 tablets are taken in a single dose. This is a one-day treatment, available to purchase in boxes of 3 or 6 x 500g tablets.

Doxycycline is the second-line antibiotic treatment for chlamydia, how do I take that?


You can purchase this chlamydia treatment over the counter when it has been prescribed by a doctor. You should take 2 tablets each day for 7 days. Avoid sexual contact for at least 7 days after finishing your treatment. These may not be suitable for you if you have allergies, are pregnant or breastfeeding. You must have an online consultation and receive approval for all chlamydia prescriptions by our GPs before despatch.

If I am pregnant, will chlamydia harm my baby?


It is very important to visit a doctor if you think you might have chlamydia while you are pregnant. This infection ban be passed from a mother to her child during delivery via the birth canal. It can cause complication such as eye infections, pre-term labour, a low birth weight and pneumonia.

Being screened for chlamydia and receiving an appropriate treatment can prevent these complications. Screening is not part of the NHS's routine for antenatal screening. However, the midwife or a doctor can arrange a swab test to test for chlamydia. You should not take Doxycycline if you are pregnant, but Azithromycin is safe for pregnant women to use. Azithromycin can be bought from Medicine Direct's online pharmacy following a consultation with a certified online doctor.

How do I protect myself from getting chlamydia again in the future?


The most effective method of preventing an STI is to use a barrier method, such as a condom, during sexual intercourse. If you use sex toys, you should clean them before using them, or use a new condom to cover them each time you use them. At the beginning of a new sexual relationship, both partners should also be tested for any sexually transmitted infections before they have sexual intercourse.

What do I do if a sexual partner tells me they have chlamydia?


If you have already had unprotected sex with a person who has chlamydia, you may want to go ahead and get treatment straight away, without being tested for the STI. You can also purchase a chlamydia test from your pharmacy or sexual health clinic, to see if you test positive for the infection. If your test proves positive, you will need antibiotics to cure your STI. You can browse our chlamydia treatments at Medicine Direct's online pharmacy. A certified online doctor can prescribe you the most suitable medication for your condition following a consultation. If you have had sex with another person since you caught the infection, you should contact them to inform them that they should also take a chlamydia test to see if they have it, too.

What if I take a chlamydia test and it is negative, should I get treatment anyway?


A chlamydia test may come back as negative, but this may not be an accurate result. If you have sex with an infected partner, you will likely develop the STI, although not all people who come into contact will be infected. For your own peace of mind, you may wish to have treatment.

Doctor Notes

Medicine Direct have an experienced clinical team of doctors, pharmacists and dispensers, all of whom are based in the UK. All are fully trained and qualified to provide appropriate and considered care across all areas of treatment we have available at our online pharmacy.

This means that no matter which member of our team is assigned to your case, you can rest assured that you are in the hands of a highly skilled medical professional, who possesses the compassion and clinical expertise to properly advise you on the best course of treatment.

We are fully regulated

All of our doctors and pharmacists are fully registered with both the General Medical Council (GMC), MHRA and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Each member of our team has also worked in various clinic settings in the past, such as community pharmacies and NHS hospitals.

Medicine Direct Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh

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This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

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