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Chlamydia & Gonorrhea 2021 Antibiotic Update? | Infectious Disease | #CodeBlueDebrief

Updated: Mar 12



Having a burning sensation down there after a weekend of high-risky behavior? Which antibiotics are used for chlamydia and gonorrhea? What options are available for pregnant women or true allergies for these sexually transmitted diseases?

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the two most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States. There was a fairly recent update to the CDC STI Guidelines, tune in as we'll discuss the preferred agents. Hello there, Pharmers and Friends, Mark with PHARMWYZE. I'm a board certified emergency medicine pharmacist. I make clinical pharmacotherapy content on the social medias. Thanks for joining me on the Code Blue Debrief: A Clinical Pharmacotherapy YouTube & Podcast Series. We discuss emergency medicine and critical care pharmacology and disease state management.

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