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Self-Study STD Module - Chlamydia

Patient Management/Treatment (continued)

Treatment of Chlamydial Infection in Pregnant Women
Recommended Regimens

Azithromycin 1 g orally, single dose
OR
Amoxicillin 500 mg orally 3 times daily for 7 days

Alternative Regimens

Erythromycin base 500 mg orally 4 times a day for 7 days
OR
Erythromycin base 250 mg orally 4 times a day for 14 days
OR
Erythromycin ethylsuccinate 800 mg orally 4 times a day for 7 days
OR
Erythromycin ethylsuccinate 400 mg orally 4 times a day for 14 days

Pregnant women should get repeat testing 3 weeks after completion of therapy. A test of cure should be considered 3 weeks after completion of therapy anytime erythromycin is used.

Erythromycin estolate, doxycycline, ofloxacin, and levofloxacin are contraindicated during pregnancy.

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