Doxy and Ceftin (or Omnicef) - anyone take those together?

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Girlie
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   Posted 10/12/2017 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
...and with Mepron?


or with Rifampin?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

mpost
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   Posted 10/13/2017 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
no but i think yout llmd is wise.

doxy+ceftin+dapto is one of the combos that achieved in vitro sterilization.

Girlie
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   Posted 10/13/2017 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
So do you think doxy and Ceftin is a better choice (without the Daptomycin) than doxy plus azithromycin?


I don't have a LLMD.

I have a LLND, but this isn't his idea. devil
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Post Edited (Girlie) : 10/13/2017 12:55:10 AM (GMT-6)


Sheeks175
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   Posted 10/13/2017 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I read on the mepron pamphlet that doxycycline has a slight interaction with mepron. If you want to treat babs and lyme do Ceftin, zithro, mepron. If you want to treat bart and lyme you could do Doxy, rifampin, zithro, and ceftin if you are up for it.

Girlie
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   Posted 10/13/2017 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Sheeks - I have been taking Ceftin and Zithro with Mepron for a couple months now...but I realized that I should be using the doxy...because otherwise I will end up with Doxy and mino left in a few months and they can't be used together.

I did put Mepron and doxy in the Drug Interaction checker I use...and no interactions came up.

Also, they're listed together as a babs treatment option in the LymeTreatment online book (LLMD MR) that I subscribe to.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Sheeks175
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   Posted 10/13/2017 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I noticed that from LLMD MR. I'll have to see if I can dig up the pamphlet.

Girlie
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   Posted 10/13/2017 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheeks175 said...
Yes I noticed that from LLMD MR. I'll have to see if I can dig up the pamphlet.


Okay thanks - and please share if you do.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Sheeks175
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   Posted 10/13/2017 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
From the pamphlet : "concomitant treatment with tetracycline has been associated with a 40% reduction in plasma concentrations of atovaquone."

It sounds like they are only talking about tetra and not doxy or mino, but I'm not sure.

Girlie
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   Posted 10/13/2017 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hopefully they mean Tetracycline specifically and not the entire class of Tetras. I think they must - because mino is given with Mepron as well.

I'm going to put Tetra with Mepron in my Drug Interraction checker
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Girlie
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   Posted 10/13/2017 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I checked and it is Tetracycline specifically that can decrease effectiveness of Mepron when taken together.
(Mino and doxy are fine)
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Sheeks175
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   Posted 10/14/2017 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh good to know! Gives us more options.
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