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What is the CDC recommended first-line treatment for uncomplicated genitourinary gonorrhea?
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pemsou5_wp • March 23, 2021

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  1. Kelly March 23, 2021 - 8:56 pm Reply

    B) Ceftriaxone 500mg IM
    In December 2020, due to increasing resistance of N. gonorrhoeae the recommended first-line antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated genitourinary gonorrhea was changed from ceftriaxone 250mg IM to ceftriaxone 500mg IM (for patients weighing > 150kg or 300 lbs, 1gm ceftriaxone IM). Alternatives for those unable to receive ceftriaxone include: gentamicin 240mg IM + azithromycin 2gm PO, or cefixime 800mg PO. Doxycycline is used to treat uncomplicated genitourinary chlamydial infection.

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