STI Medication

happy womanSTI medications are usually very effective at treating and curing most types of sexually transmitted infections, however it’s always important to seek treatment sooner rather than later. This is in particular the case with bacterial STIs such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea, which could lead to serious reproductive side effects if the infections aren’t dealt with as soon as possible. There are different types of STI medications, these range from antibacterial to antiviral agents and they can be administered in different ways, although STI treatment is usually taken orally.

STITreatment.co.uk provides you with a way to order treatments for some of the most common sexually transmitted infections. However, as most STI medications are only available on prescription, we ask all our patients to complete and online consultation form when completing their order.

How do prescription STI medications work?

Most prescription STI treatments that treat bacterial infections such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia work by directly dealing with the bacteria responsible for the infection, normally by damaging their ability to replicate causing them to be vulnerable to the onslaughts of the immune system.

Anti-viral medications can work in a similar way, by simply inhibiting the ability of viral cells; they allow the immune system to cause it to go back into submission, which is the case with the genital herpes treatments Aciclovir, Famvir and Valtrex.

Genital warts, which are caused by the human papilloma viruses are normally treated externally with the help of treatments that either mobilise the immune cells in the areas around where the genital warts are present or simply poison the warts cells themselves.

Common side effects of STI medications

Provided an STI medication has been deemed suitable for you by our doctor, and it shouldn’t cause you any significant discomfort or side effects. However, some people can be slightly more sensitive to the active ingredients present in STI medications than others.

The most likely side effects experienced by people using STI medications are usually mild and could include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, rashes, loss of appetite, dizziness, or fatigue. As most STI treatment is only brief, these effects don’t last long, or if treatment lasts for a couple of days, they’ll tend to go away as your body starts getting used to the STI medication.

It’s important that you seek immediate medical help if any of the above side effects starts becoming serious, if you experience anything more severe or if you start having an allergic reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include swelling of the face, tongue, lips or mouth, hives and difficulty breathing.

How are these medications taken?

Most STI medications should be taken orally, however some, which is the case with genital warts need to be applied topically. Most bacterial STIs can conveniently be treated with a single high dose of antibiotics, but this might not always be an option for you if you are very sensitive to high dose medications. Sometimes a longer course of treatment can also be recommended if you are having difficulty with a recurring infection, however this is unlikely.

Conditions like gonorrhoea require two antibiotics to be cured, because it’s become more resistant in recent years.

Antiviral STI medications are usually recommended for around seven to ten days or longer depending on the severity of an outbreak. They’ll have to be taken in high doses, but the sooner treatment is started the earlier an outbreak can be dealt with and go away. In people who regularly require treatment, a doctor may prescribe and antiviral STI medication as a preventative measure, to be taken in a low daily dose over the course of six months or a year.

Can you buy prescription STI medications online?

STITreatment makes it convenient and safe for most of our patients to buy STI medications from us for some of the most common infections. However, as all these medications are prescription, we’ll ask you to complete an online consultation when you place your order. This will help our doctor make sure that the treatment of your choice is right for you and that you’ve ordered the correct dosage. If your order is approved your prescription will be issued and passed to our pharmacy where your treatment will be shipped for delivery as soon as possible.

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