Sexually transmitted infections have now become quite common among sexually active men and women. It has been observed that the number of people contracting sexually transmitted infections is gradually increasing. Those who are having multiple sex partners or frequently changing their sexual partners are at a greater risk of developing the STIs. You can contract a sexually transmitted infection through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal intercourse with an infected partner. Studies also suggest that those who have become sexually active at a younger age are at a greater risk of developing sexually transmitted infections. You can contract sexually transmitted infections that are either bacterial STIs or viral STIs.
Gonorrhoea is one of the fastest spreading sexually transmitted infections today, second only to chlamydia. It most commonly affects men who are between 20 to 24 years old and women who are between 16 to 19 years old. The commonly experienced symptoms of this bacterial STI include itching, rashes, bleeding, discharge and painful bowel movements. If this infection is left untreated, it can lead to infertility, and can also become life threatening if it spreads to your blood or joints. But it often becomes difficult to diagnose a bacterial STI as they often do not show symptoms at all.
How can Cefixime help treat gonorrhoea?
As said earlier, it is difficult to diagnose bacterial STIs, but by taking a gonorrhoea test you can diagnose this infection. If the test results are positive, it indicates you have contracted the infection. In that case, you can consult a doctor and get yourself prescribed antibiotic medications such as Cefixime or Doxycycline. Cefixime is a highly concentrated antibiotic, which is used for treating bacterial infections such gonorrhoea. Being a bacterial infection, you can cure this infection completely with the help of Cefixime. It works by inhibiting the bacterium cell’s ability to form the cell walls.
When the ability of the bacterium cells to build cell walls is inhibited, it leads to the breaking down and destruction of the bacterium cells in your body. This drug also provides your natural defence system with enough strength to fight off the bacterial STI completely. Cefixime can be taken by those who are 18 years old or above. But it should be avoided by those suffering from certain medical conditions such diabetes, kidney disease or liver disease. It should also be avoided by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it can also harm the baby. Those who are taking warfarin should also avoid taking this medication.
This medication is available in the dosage strength of 400 mg, which can be taken with or without food. It is advisable that you avoid taking alcohol for at least 48 hours after taking the pill, as it can cause certain severe side effects. Generally, Cefixime is a well-tolerated pill, but some who are unable to tolerate high dosages of antibiotics can experience side effects of the pill. Some of the commonly experienced side effects of this pill include stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhoea, mild skin rashes, headaches, chest pain, shortness of breath, anxiety and drowsiness.