Clinical guidelines on the management of male urethritis and related disorders were published in January 2021 by the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases (JAID) and the Japanese Society of Chemotherapy (JSC) in the Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy.
Male gonococcal urethritis
As a first choice, administer an intravenous (IV) drip infusion of ceftriaxone (CTRX) 1 g, in a single dose.
As a second choice, administer an intramuscular (IM) injection of spectinomycin (SPCM) 2 g, in a single dose.
As a first choice, administer an IV drip infusion of CTRX 1 g once or twice daily, over 1-7 days. Modify the administration period according to the severity.
As a second choice, administer an IM injection of SPCM 2 g in a single dose. If the initial treatment is insufficient, administer an additional 2 g each in the bilateral gluteal regions for a total of 4 g, 3 days after the initial injection.
Treatment includes the following:
Azithromycin (AZM) 1000 mg, administered orally in a single dose
Clarithromycin (CAM) 200 mg, administered orally twice a day for 1 week
Minocycline (MINO) 100 mg, administered orally twice a day for 1 week
Doxycycline (DOXY) 100 mg, administered orally twice a day for 1 week
Levofloxacin (LVFX) 500 mg, administered orally once a day for 1 week
Tosufloxacin (TFLX) 150 mg, administered orally twice a day for 1 week
Sitafloxacin (STFX) 100 mg, administered orally twice a day for 1 week
Non-chlamydial non-gonococcal urethritis
This can be treated with AZM 1000 mg, administered orally in a single dose
Patients who do not respond to this regimen or in whom Mycoplasma genitalium infection is strongly suspected can be treated with STFX 100 mg orally twice a day for 1 week.
Drug susceptibility testing should be used to select treatment if a culture reveals Neisseria meningitidis or Haemophilus influenzae alone.
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