Alternative regimens

a. Ofloxacin (Floxin), 400 mg IV Q12h or levofloxacin (Levaquin, 500 mg IV QD) with or without metronidazole (Flagyl, 500 mg IV Q8h). Quinolones are not recommended to treat gonorrhea acquired in California or Hawaii. If the patient may have acquired the disease in Asia, Hawaii, or California, cefixime or ceftriaxone should be used.

b. Ampicillin-sulbactam (Unasyn), 3 g IV Q6h plus doxycycline (100 mg IV or PO Q12h)

3. Parenteral administration of antibiotics should be continued for 24 hours after clinical response, followed by doxycycline (100 mg PO BID) or clindamycin (Cleocin, 450 mg PO QID) for a total of 14 days.

4. The following regimen may also be used: Levofloxacin (Levaquin), 500 mg IV Q24h, plus metronidazole (Flagyl, 500 mg IV Q8h). With this regimen, azithromycin (Zithromax, 1 g PO once) should be given as soon as the patient is tolerating oral intake. Parenteral therapy is continued until the pelvic tenderness on bimanual examination is mild or absent.

D. Annual screening is recommended for all sexually active women under age 25 and for women over 25 if they have new or multiple sexual partners. A retest for chlamydia should be completed in 3 to 4 months after chlamydia treatment because of high rates of reinfection.

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