Common symptoms include fever, chills, malaise, myalgia, pelvic pain, dysuria, and cloudy urine. In younger patients, common etiologies include N. gonorrheae and C. trachomatis. In older patients, common etiologies include Enterobacteriaceae species.
|Preferred antibiotic choice(s)|
|Ciprofloxacin (PO)||Oral liquid: 250 mg/5 mL (anhydrous); Tablet: 250 mg (as hydrochloride)||500 mg 12 hourly||10 – 14 days|
|Alternative antibiotic choice(s)|
|Azithromycin||Capsule: 250 mg; 500 mg (anhydrous); Oral liquid: 200 mg/5 mL||500 mg daily||3 days|
- In sexually active men, syndromic treatment for gonorrhoea and chlamydia should be added, as per national protocol.