Chlamydia can be treated with a variety of antibiotics, including:
Both sexual partners must be treated for both gonorrhea and chlamydia to prevent passing the infections back and forth. Even partners without symptoms need to be treated.
Antibiotic treatment is usually successful.
Narrowing (strictures) of the urethra may occur. This may require surgery to correct.
The infection may come back (recur) if you do not take your medicine as directed, or if your sexual partners are not treated.
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of a chlamydia infection.
Review Date: 04/28/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.