I finally did it today, I started Rifampin. As a side note, I've been referring to it as Rifampicin, it's Rifampin. I got the product information sheet from my pharmacy when the prescription was filled (thanks to Rica's suggestion). I read the entire thing and it was very informative. I note that the product information sheet talks about using Rifampin and INH together so it's not unusual to be taking both at the same time. I suppose one could say taking those plus doxy plus azi plus pulsing with flagyl would be just a little over the top in their eyes though, lol!
So I've taken my first of two daily doses of Rifampin...150 mg each. I didn't/haven't noticed much in the way of anything unusual so far. I took it with doxy and nac, at the same time. I think that's okay, they don't interact with one another that I can tell from the product documentation. I did note that Rifampin interfered with vitamin D levels in the blood, so I'll probably be upping my vitamin D intake to counter that effect.
There was also something about the P450 enzyme process that made me wonder. I'm not a biologist and will need to ask what that pertains to.
The documentation said not to eat less than an hour after taking Rifampin and not to take Rifampin until at least two hours after eating a meal. That should work into my schedule just fine.
So, I'm on the little red/orange capsule now. We'll see how that goes.
I got a prescription for INH at the same time as this one for Rifampin but I haven't started that and won't for a while. The prescription my doc gave me for INH is 300 mg 1x per day in a month's supply quantity. That's more than I was expect to get. It will wait until I'm ready to go there, just not ready yet.