A combination of 2 specific prescription-only oral antibiotics cures gonococcal infections. Both the patient and their sex partners need to take all of the antibiotic tablets to prevent reinfection and infection of other partners. When taken properly, antibiotics will cure the infection and will decrease your chances of having complications later on. You should not share medication for gonorrhea with anyone.
Repeat infection with gonorrhea is common. You should be tested again about three months after you are treated, even if your sex partner(s) was treated.
Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea are increasing. Recommended antibiotics may change depending upon susceptibility of the gonococcal infection to antibiotics. If your symptoms continue for more than a few days after receiving treatment, you should return to a health care provider to be checked again.