Gonorrhea is an infectious venereal disease transmitted by the sexual way, characterized by damage to the mucous membranes of the urogenital organs.
Gonococcus is a pathogenic microorganism that causes gonorrhea. Gram-negative diplococcus (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) has a harmful effect on the eyes, pharynx, rectum, urethra, the lower segment of the uterus (cervix). Usually, the causative agent of gonococcal disease enters the human body in unprotected sexual acts.
Treatment of gonorrhea is carried out with the help of medications. Therapy is based on the appointment of antibiotics or antibacterial drugs from the group of fluoroquinolones.
The standard regimens for which gonorrhea is recommended include both injections and tablets. The choice of the form of the drug depends on the form and stage of the disease. With fresh acute uncomplicated gonorrhea, the use of tablets is possible. However, preference should be given to the introduction of the drug through intramuscular injection: so to cure the disease will be faster, and the side effects will be less. For all other forms and stages of gonorrhea, antibiotics are prescribed only in the form of injections.