Epididymitis - Men under 35 years
For suspected epididymitis in men under 35 years or with high risk of STI .
Refer to Sexual Health Service for further management advice / partner notification.
(Consider testing for HIV.)
Cefotaxime 500mg IM as a single dose, or cefixime 400mg oral followed by 200mg 6-12 hours later, should be added if gonorrhoea strongly suspected or confirmed. (Cefixime dosing based on expert advice due to risk of resistance.)
100mg twice daily
OR co-trimoxazole (off-label use)
960mg twice daily