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Treatment information for clients

Click on the links for more information about medication you've been prescribed by Family Planning. 

Actinomyces

Bacterial Vaginosis

  • Metronidazole for bacterial vaginosis. Take one 400mg tablet twice daily with food for one week. If you have opted for the single dose treatment (less effective) take all tablets at the same time (total of 2g).  
  • Ornidazole for bacterial vaginosis. Take one 500mg tablet twice daily with food for five days.

Chlamydia

  • Doxycycline. Take one 100mg tablet twice daily with food for one (or two weeks for severe symptoms).  Don’t have sex for a week after starting your medications, or if you do have sex use a condom. 
  • Azithromycin for chlamydia. Take both 500mg tablets at the same time with food. Don’t have sex for a week after taking your medications, or if you do have sex use a condom. 

Gonorrhoea

  • You may be given Ceftriaxone as an injection in the clinic. Don’t have sex for a week after starting your medications, or if you do have sex use a condom.
  • Azithromycin for gonorrhoea. Take both 500mg tablets at the same time with food. Don’t have sex for a week after starting your medications, or if you do have sex use a condom.

UTI/Cystitis

  • Nitrofurantoin.
     
    • Immediate release tablets (Nifuran 50mg) Take one tablet (50mg) with food or milk four times a day for five days.
    • Slow release capsules (Macrobid 100 mg). Take one capsule (100mg) twice daily for five days.
    • If you miss a dose, resume your normal dosaging schedule. Do not double up on the next dose.
  • Trimethoprim for UTI/Cystitis.Take one 300mg tablet at night for three nights - 

Genital Herpes

  • Valaciclovir for genital herpes. Take one tablet (500mg or 1g) twice daily for seven days for a first episode or three days for a repeat episode. For long term suppression treatment, take one tablet once daily. 

Hormone Therapy

Thrush

Trichomoniasis

  • Metronidazole for trichomoniasis. Take one 400mg tablet twice daily with food.  If you have opted for the single dose treatment (less effective) take all tablets at the same time (total of 2g).  Don’t have sex for a week after starting your medications, or if you do have sex use a condom. 

Vaginal Dryness

VTE Clots

 

 

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