Mepron with Ceftin (or Omnicef)?? Anyone?

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Girlie
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   Posted 2/28/2018 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive been prescribed Ceftin and Bactrim to take with the Mepron.

On the package insert for the Mepron - Ceftin is listed as one of the medications that could interact with it. (Along with Rifampin, Rifabutin, Tetracycline and a few more)


Doesn't say how...


What do you think about this?

I did put Mepron and Ceftin in the Drug Interaction checker and nothing came up.

Just wondering if this is a mistake - and I shouldn't have been prescribed this ...should I be concerned?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
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Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
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Post Edited (Girlie) : 2/28/2018 8:51:40 PM (GMT-7)


Rikky1
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   Posted 2/28/2018 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Mepron is fine with any cephalosporins as far as I know. Dr. J usually does Ceftin or Omnicef as his first choice for one of the abx you pair with your babesia med (e.g. mepron, malarone)

Girlie
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   Posted 2/28/2018 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
okay - I went over some protocols that other members here have taken (I made note of them)
and I do see others' have taken Mepron or Malarone with Omnicef or Ceftin.

So, I guess it's okay.
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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 2/28/2018 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Rikky - I wonder why Cephalosporins (sp?) are listed on the Mepron insert - as one of the meds that could interact with it.

Oh well - if dr j says it’s fine - then it must be yeah
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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

Hoagie
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   Posted 2/28/2018 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
You got me looking up all the drugs Mepron could interact with. Didn't see Ceftin. But I saw Bacrim and Septra listed under the minor interaction list. And Rifampin and Rifabutin under the moderate. I'll definitely be asking my dr about this tomorrow.

Rikky1
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   Posted 2/28/2018 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
my wife does the omnicef, bactrim, malarone mix for babs.

Girlie
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   Posted 2/28/2018 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hoagie said...
You got me looking up all the drugs Mepron could interact with. Didn't see Ceftin. But I saw Bacrim and Septra listed under the minor interaction list. And Rifampin and Rifabutin under the moderate. I'll definitely be asking my dr about this tomorrow.


The interaction checker I use didn’t show Mepron and Ceftin being a problem either -
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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 3/1/2018 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
You should be fine. I was on rocephin (cephalosporin) and malarone at the same time.
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