Roxithromycin

I read that Roxy should be taken on an empty stomach, 15 minutes before food. I never take medication onan empty tummy. Should I?

Neither did I! I think I got better though!!

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.

That'll do for me Sarah! Thanks.

MS symptoms from 2001, DX RRMS in 2008, following, a change of hospital who sent me for an MRI, precipitated by some sight loss. Took Interferons, on and off. Prescribed  chemo infusions to slow pro

Hi!


I have taken both roxithromycin and azithromycin. I haven't found any real difference between the two ... though you have to be together enough to know what day of the week it is with azithromycin ... as that drug is only Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Anyway, both of those macrolide drugs are recommended to be taken on an empty stomach. I always have. My question is why wouldn't you?  When I wake up, my first action should be to take any empty stomach meds. In my case, that is rifampacin and - on the right days - azithromycin. Why would I wait until I have had food so that I can do it wrong?


Later, with my first meal of the day, I'll then take my doxycycline.


G.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln

Hi SG, I just hate feeling nauseous! But, if it'll help kill the MS, I can deal with anything!

Jane

MS symptoms from 2001, DX RRMS in 2008, following, a change of hospital who sent me for an MRI, precipitated by some sight loss. Took Interferons, on and off. Prescribed  chemo infusions to slow pro

Jane, I hated feeling nauseous as well, but that was caused by the doxycycline by and large, which is better not taken on an empty stomach, so since I took them both together, I took them with breakfast.  If you are taking just a week's course of abx, it seems best to obey instructions, but for something taken every day, long term, you will not have used up all of the previous day's dose before you start the next one, especially if you split the dose in two, which I did at first, so the small amount you might waste by not taking roxithromycin on an empty stomach, won't really matter.

The only antibiotic that David insisted I keep to the instructions about eating with was rifampicin, a nasty thing which I took for six months, but made me walk around in circles!

Sarah

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.

Thanks for this, i'll take the pulse on an empty stomach in future!

MS symptoms from 2001, DX RRMS in 2008, following, a change of hospital who sent me for an MRI, precipitated by some sight loss. Took Interferons, on and off. Prescribed  chemo infusions to slow pro

Hey Janet,

I certainly don't wish to add to any confusion here.  I am overdue to pulse and when my marathon cold has finally gone, I will indeed pulse.

I have usually pulsed using tinidazole. Last October I purchased some metronidazole whilst on holiday in Spain. I only have a box this available now. Whenever I pulse - whether that be with metro or tini - I always PULSE WITH FOOD.  I take that in the same way as I would doxycycline: with my first mouthful of food.

As I said earlier, as soon as I wake up, I take my rifampacin. When I am taking roxithromycin, I take them then too.

There's a similar pattern to be adopted with herbs, vitamins and minerals too. Some say "To be taken with water." whilst others say "To be taken with food and water."

Please remember that zinc is an essential supplement but that should be taken well away from doxycycline. Similarly, probiotics are essential too ... but they must be taken clear of any antibiotics (otherwise you just kill those expensive probiotics).

I really hope that I have shed light rather than confusion here.

https://youtu.be/QSMA9j3rmYU

Good luck.

G.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln