Amoxil (Amoxicillin 250mg or 500mg tablets) is a penicillin antibiotic. It has antibacterial mechanism of action and can be applied for such infections as H. influenzae, N. gonorrhoea, E. coli, Pneumococci, Streptococci, and Staphylococci. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections.
Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in North America. Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The infection can affect mucous linings in the vagina, cervix, penis, rectum, throat, and eyes. In rare cases, if can affect other parts of the body.
In men , symptoms begin within about 2 to 14 days after infection. Men feel mild discomfort in the urethra, followed a few hours later by mild to severe pain during urination, a yellow-green discharge of pus from the penis, and a frequent urge to urinate. The opening at the tip of the penis may become red and swollen. The bacteria sometimes spread to the epididymis (the coiled tube on top of each testis), causing the scrotum to swell and feel tender to the touch.
That's right: penicillin and various tetracyclines have all stopped working against the most prevalent strains. This means that today's gonorrhea patient has very few treatment options left. And with symptoms like burning, swelling of the testicles, vaginal discharge and anal itching, it's not exactly something that you want to leave untreated. Unfortunately, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) thinks that emerging resistant strains will one day take the last remaining first-line treatment option away — a treatment that currently consists of a cephalosporin injection combined with an oral dose of either azithromycin or doxycycline. The government agency outlined how that scenario could unfold in a study released today.
Antibiotics are used to treat gonorrhea. It's important to take all of the medicine as directed. Otherwise the medicine may not work. Both sex partners need treatment to keep from passing the infection back and forth. Getting treatment as soon as possible helps prevent the spread of the infection and lowers your risk for other problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease.
Left untreated in women, gonorrhea can lead to serious complications by spreading to the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries, causing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and possibly infertility. People with gonorrhea have a higher chance of contracting the HIV virus if they have unprotected sex with an HIV-infected partner. All sexually active individuals are at risk for contracting gonorrhea, but it can be prevented by observing a few simple precautions. Abstinence or monogamy with an uninfected partner is the most effective preventative technique; regardless, knowing one’s own status and the status of one’s partner is important. The use of lubricated condoms can greatly reduce the risk of infection, although the use of spermicidal foams, creams or jellies can cause microscopic abrasions that facilitate transmission.