Aren't you supposed to combine the Rfampin with the Minocycline?
Is it acceptable to ingest the Rifampin together with a breakfast devoid of calcium? I don't feel comfortable ingesting abx on an empty stomach...
And is it okay to pulse the Rifampin/Minocycline combo? Let's say M/W/F ?
Yes. But 1/2 hour to 45 minutes apart is fine. I would take Rifampin first....then 45 mins later eat my breakfast (or dinner) and then take minocycline. Minocycline can cause Throat issues for me.
Yes, you can take rifampin with a meal if you must - you just won't absorb quite as much.
I didn't find the Rifampin upset my tummy. Have you tried it?
Maybe discuss with your LLMD.
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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