Physicians less than the recommended dosages of antibiotics.
UNCOMPLICATED GONOCOCCAL INFECTIONS IN MEN AND WOMEN
Drug Regimen of Choice
The regimen of choice is aqueous procaine penicillin G, administered at a dose of 4.8 million units intramuscularly, divided into at least two doses and injected at different sites at one visit, together with 1 gm of probenecid, by mouth, just before the injections.
Patients in whom oral therapy is preferred should take ampicillin, 3.5 gm, by mouth, together with 1 gm probenecid by mouth, administered at the same time. There is evidence that this regimen may be slightly less effective than the recommended treatment with aqueous procaine penicillin G.
Patients who are allergic to the penicillins (penicillin G, ampicillin) or to probenecid or who have had an anaphylactic reaction should be treated with the following regimens
Tetracycline hydrochloride, 1.5 gm initially by mouth, followed by
Henderson R. Recommended Treatment Schedules for Gonorrhea—1974. Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(3):317-320. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630150037002