Information for Providers

Health Notices

  • Fluoroquinolones No Longer Recommended to Treat Gonorrhea
    MDH no longer recommends the use of fluoroquinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin) for the treatment of gonococcal infections. MDH lab surveillance data from 2007 indicate high prevalence of quinolone resistance in isolates from heterosexuals (4.5%) as well as gay/bisexual men (28%).
  • Now Available from Lupin Pharmaceuticals: Cefixime (Suprax®) 400 mg Tablets for Treatment of Gonorrhea
    The CDC has announced the availability of oral cefixime (Suprax®) tablets from Lupin Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of uncomplicated urogenital and rectal gonococcal infections. This is the only CDC-recommended gonorrhea treatment available as a single-dose tablet. 
    Link to MMWR Attention: Non-MDH web link.
    CDC Dear Colleague Letter (PDF: 52KB/1 page)
    Information on obtaining cefixime tablets is available from Lupin by telephone (866-587-4617).

  • Increase in syphilis among gay/bisexual men in Minnesota

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Updated Thursday, June 04, 2015 at 02:49PM