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   Posted 3/28/2008 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi everyone,

I have recently been told to take bactrim an antibiotic alongside my cytoxan treatments. My kidney doc has it written out for once a day throughtout my treatments. (I think that is way too much). My rumy said to take it three times a week. I'm going to call her and get a clarification. I rather take it three times a week (stil think it is too much). I know the purpose of this is to prevent lung infections but long term antibiotic use can also leave your body open to the very thing your trying to prevent. Several studies have been done showing the dangers of over using this. Has anyone else done this with their cytoxan treatmetnt? I have never read of anyone on here using this protocol.

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   Posted 3/28/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Candice.  I don't take cytoxan, I just take every other drug manufactured tongue Like you I'm completely against breeding antibiotic resistance.  Also of importance is that Bactrim is a sulfa drug (trimethaprim/sulfa) and many lupies develop reactions to sulfa. You may want to ask for a different antibiotic and tell the nephrologist your concerns!  Back it up by saying your rheumy suggests 3x a week.  Love, Butterflake

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   Posted 3/28/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   

I take the Bactrim.  I know what you mean about getting resistant,  but all it took was a couple of really nasty infections to convince

me!  Judy

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