Question about IV Antibiotics?

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Razzle
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   Posted 7/14/2009 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Do all IV antibiotics cross the blood-brain barrier, or only certain ones?
Is Rocephin the only IV antibiotic that can be used to treat neuro-lyme?
 
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-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
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1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 7/14/2009 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I know Vanco is another one they use. I undestand it is very powerful and usually reserved for last. I am sure others will chime in with some more!
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ticker
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   Posted 7/14/2009 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Razzle, a few other IV antibiotics used for Lyme are IV Claforan, IV Doxycyline, and IV Zithromax.

Dr. B. discusses IV antibiotics starting at the bottom of page 18 at http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf

 

CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/15/2009 2:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Ticker,

Does those IV Antibiotics cross the blood/brain barrier like IV Rocephin does?
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Razzle
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   Posted 7/15/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the link. I forgot Dr. B. covers this stuff in his guidelines...
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.

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