Chlamydia treatment - Doxycycline or azithromycin
You can only order after a positive chlamydia diagnosis
We offer two different antibiotics. Our prescribers will decide which is most suitable for you
Tablets must be swallowed whole
Need chlamydia treatment?
If you’ve had a positive chlamydia result, we’ll send you a link to order treatment.
If you get a positive result from our chlamydia test, we’ll send you a link to order treatment. We’ll ask a few questions to make sure it’s safe to prescribe.
Free discreet delivery
We’ll deliver your treatment in plain packaging by 1st Class post. It should fit through your letterbox. You don’t need to sign for it.
Treatment at home
We’ll send you instructions to help you take your chlamydia antibiotics at home. Text our expert clinicians if you need support. We’re here to help.
Treating chlamydia and avoiding infection
Treating chlamydia at home
Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics. We’ll send either doxycycline or azithromycin. We’ll ask some questions when you order to work out which medication is best for you.
For doxycycline, you take 1 tablet twice a day, for 7 days. For azithromycin, you take one dose of 1g, followed by 500mg on each of the next 2 days.
Treatment should clear the infection after 7 days. Avoid having sex for 1 week after starting your treatment.
Telling your partner
If you have chlamydia, tell your current sexual partner and anyone you’ve had sex with in the last 6 months.
They could be spreading the infection to other people. Chlamydia can cause serious symptoms if left untreated, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), permanent damage to the fallopian tubes, infertility, or an infection in the testicles. If you’re worried about telling people, you could use an anonymous partner notification service.
Avoiding chlamydia infection
The best way to avoid chlamydia is to use a condom every time you have sex. You should also use condoms for oral and anal sex, as chlamydia can be passed on through the throat or rectum.
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI in the UK, particularly amongst people under 25 years old. If you change partners, get tested. Regular testing means you can get treatment when you need it and avoid passing chlamydia onto other people.
Test yourself for chlamydia
Test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia with one test, at no extra cost.
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