Post Edited (sosickoflyme) : 12/3/2008 7:32:17 AM (GMT-7)
Hi so sosickoflyme. What dose of Rifampin are you taking? Which infection is your doctor targeting? Rifampin can be effective for Lyme, Ehrlichiosis, and Bartonella. Are you taking high-quality acidophilus at least two hours apart from the antibiotics? This is important and may help with the diarrhea.
Some doctors prefer patients to take Rifampin with food because it can cause nausea. You may want to ask your doctor if this is okay.
I hope it works well for you!
Post Edited (ticker) : 12/5/2008 5:35:18 AM (GMT-7)
Hi sosickoflyme. From what I understand, 600 mg is what is typically prescribed.
I am not a medical professional, but I believe Levaquin can cause permanent tendon damage in some cases. Since you experienced tendon pain while taking it, it may be best to discontinue it. I think 500 mg is the proper dose so taking less may not be effective.