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Should we be taking the abx in an empty stomach? Thanks

Tufty, I have never taken any antibiotic on an empty stomach and some, like doxycycline, you positively can't, unless you want to sick it al back up. I have just asked David if there is any antibiotic which should be taken on an empty stomach and he replied that he has never recommended taking on an empty stomach to anyone.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

The correct answer must surely be to follow instructions on the packet. ? -----++++---- These days, I take azithromycin three times a week. As recommended, I take it on an empty stomach. I keep the package by my bed along with a bottle of water and take it when I wake up in the morning. I have yet to hear a good reason why anybody would not take it when they first wake up in the morning. ? -----------++++++------ Doxycycline can make you quite sick if you try to take it without food and certainly you must always take it with lots of liquid. So I always take my doxycycline with my first meal of the day. I tend to wash it down with a big mug of tea. Always remain upright for about 15 minutes after taking doxycycline because it can rot the oesophagus if it is allowed to lay there. Remember too that doxycycline will make your skin photosensitive ... so if you're out in the ⛅ Sun, slap on the factor 50 sunscreen. ??️ ----------++++++-------- Metronidazole is another one of those drugs that is recommended with food. You can do either but I always used to take it with at least a mouthful of food - even if only a biscuit - and lots of fluid again. ? -----------+++++--------- This time last year, I was taking rifampicin as well. Rifampicin is one of those drugs that you definitely do not have any food around it. You take rifampicin 1 hour before food or 2 hours after food. ? --------++++++--------- That is my take on it anyway. ? G. (I have to stick in emojis in order to do paragraph breaks .... and still it doesn't work).

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Glenn, I was going to tell you what I do, but it doesn't work with my phone: sorry!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

But telling you what I do isn't the same thing as telling YOU what to do, is it?
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.