Preliminary Communications

Treatment of Gonorrhoea with Single Oral Doses of Rifampicin

Br Med J 1968; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5632.681 (Published 14 December 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:681
  1. R. J. C. Cobbold,
  2. G. D. Morrison,
  3. R. R. Willcox

    Abstract

    Of 103 cases of acute uncomplicated gonorrhoea treated with single oral doses of 900 mg. of a new antibiotic rifampicin 89 were followed, and 10 (11.2%) apparent failures were found.

    Rifampicin gives results which compare favourably with those obtained under like conditions with similar doses of other orally administered antibiotics. It provides an alternative means of single-session therapy for patients in whom penicillin is contraindicated.

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