What Antibiotics Treat Syphilis?

Featured Article
Alternative Names

Secondary syphilis


Treatment

Antibiotics are used to treat syphilis. The antibiotic of choice is penicillin, yet doxycycline may be used as an alternative in individuals with a penicillin allergy.

For treatment of syphilis during pregnancy, penicillin is the drug of choice. Tetracycline cannot be used because it is toxic to the developing baby, and erythromycin may not prevent spread of the infection to the developing baby (congential syphilis). People allergic...

Read more

More information on "What Antibiotics Treat Syphilis?"

From Our Experts

See more SharePosts »

From Our Sources

More on Sexual Health »

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

Btn_ask_question_med
View all questions (5865) >