Rifampin Dosage

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NicHostetler
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   Posted 3/15/2018 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Just spoke with my LLMD about bartonella treatment. I am really excited and hoping this starts to resolve my symptoms.

She prescribed Zithromax 1 pill one time a day and then Rifampin 300 mg 1 cap. twice a day..

I have read on Marty Ross's website that he says Rifampin should be taking once a day as well but 2 caps.

Does anyone have any input on this?

jrpsf
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   Posted 3/15/2018 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
There has been a shift in thought by the Lyme doctors from the 2 caps once a day to the 1 cap twice a day dosage.

I've been on it in the past and my LLND had me take both caps at the same time. I'm taking it now and he said to take one twice a day. I'm assuming that it's easier on our livers if the dosage is split but that's a guess. Maybe there has been some research....

Girlie
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   Posted 3/15/2018 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure which is the more popular dosing.

My LLND prescribes it 300 mg twice daily.

Dr. J. does as well.

I wonder what Dr. H says about this.

Maybe we should do a poll...lol.
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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 3/15/2018 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
300mg twice daily here. i started with 300mg once but my foot pain did not give in until doubling the dose.

Girlie
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   Posted 3/16/2018 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
mpost said...
300mg twice daily here. i started with 300mg once but my foot pain did not give in until doubling the dose.


But did you do the 600 mg once daily?

It's either 300 twice or 600 once.
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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 3/16/2018 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Girlie said...

It's either 300 twice or 600 once.


300 once in the beginning. but only for the first 2 months. since then i use 300 twice.

Girlie
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   Posted 3/16/2018 2:29 AM (GMT -6)   
mpost said...
Girlie said...

It's either 300 twice or 600 once.


300 once in the beginning. but only for the first 2 months. since then i use 300 twice.



LOL - I see you did say 300 twice daily... I'm losin' it. tongue
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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

RedLabel
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   Posted 3/16/2018 4:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on 300mg once a day, but I think this was to start off a bit slow because of my liver. If that is OK, maybe I'll increase
Lyme, CPN, Yersinia, Coxsackie, CMV and Bartonella after LLMD visit.
CD57 0, 2, 0, 3

Started treatment in May 2017
Currently on Azithromycin, Doxycycline, Plaquenil, Rifampicin, Delimmun

NicHostetler
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   Posted 3/16/2018 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone! Makes me feel better about doing 300mg twice a day!
Very sick starting around 07/2016
Started treatment 03/2017
Bixain & Cefdinir - 3 months - plateaued
Then Biaxin & Minocycline - 3 months - did not improve
Tinidazole - 500MG 2x a day - 2 weeks
Now taking:
Mepron 5mL 2x a day
Zithromax
Nystatin
Cats Claw - 30 drops 2x a day
Gou Teng - 30 drops 2x a day
CSA - 40 drops 2x a day
Japanese Knotweed - 40 drops 2x a day

Missouri
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   Posted 3/16/2018 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
My LLMD says 1 pill 2 times per day
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