Syphilis | Stages, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Syphilis treatment

Penicillin is the drug of the choice to treat syphilis, CDC regimens of treatment differ according to the stage of the disease.

1- Primary, secondary and early latent syphilis (less than one year):

The CDC recommends “benzathine penicillin G” single dose intramuscular (2.4 million units).

In the case of penicillin allergy, CDC recommends “doxycycline” twice daily orally (100 mg) for 14 days or “ceftriaxone” once daily intramuscular (1g ) for 10-14 days.