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   Posted 2/25/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you please post your schedule of when you take your rifampin in relation to your vitamins/supplements? Ive been taking it before bed time which I read you shouldn't do... I also have a BAD stomach all morning.. not sure why.. I know it must be taken on an empty stomach so I dont take it with my other medicines at meal time.

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   Posted 2/25/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi hezzer926.  When I took Rifampin, my doctor wanted me to take it with food.  I took it with breakfast and dinner.  It caused some intense heartburn, but it was a good med for me.

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   Posted 2/25/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I take it about 2 hours after my thyroid meds which is about 8am on an empty stomache along with minocycline which is also to be taken on an empty stomache. I wait an hour then have breakfast. I take these again 2 hours after dinner. I am also taking meprion/malerone with some kind of fat as you are supposed to usually with a meal. I am aware that the literature says NOT to take mepron/malerone with rifampin but LLMD says it is better to take it than not as I still have symptoms of babs..So far my stomache is the only thing that dioesn't bother me.Hope this helps.

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   Posted 2/26/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi minerals.  Are you taking both Malarone and Mepron?  Rifampin can decrease the effectiveness of Malarone.

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