I take Rifampin on empty stomach, but some of my others' - like minocycline or doxy, I do eat food...or they do irritate my GI tract otherwise.
So, I take my Rifampin, wait about 45 minutes and eat my breakfast (or dinner) and take my other antibiotic.
My pee is a burnt orange color...I read that's a good sign....not sure if that's true.
yeah that's ok, it means it has got absorbed.
since 2 months ago im taking rifampin with mino and serrapeptase 250000 IU all at the same time on empty stomach, twice a day. I know mino is absorbed well with food but average abs is 88% , and depending on how much iron or dairy u got in your meal that can get towards 60%. so im not taking any chances, as long as my gut can handle it, i just take them on empty stomach.
zithromax though, i take with food, it's harder on the liver and i think two abx on empty stomach is enough. plus the Serrapeptase is pretty hard on stomach too. I remember when is started treatment it gave me somach pain 20 mins after taking it on empty stomach. Herx maybe. no i can take it with abx and there is no problem....I do make sure I'm not eating dairy at the meal I take the mino or doxy with.
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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