MediTest
27 Apr 2018
Author
lee
Title

zithromax

Body

When I first presented with symptoms 2/03 the dr. put me on zithromax . It did nothing. However when I started mino I herxed my head off. Is this true about zithromax?

Comments

This could be because minocycline has much more tissue penetration in the nervous system than zithromax. The following source compares minocycline with doxycyline:
CNS infection
Pharmacokinetically, minocycline and doxycycline are both highly lipid-soluble. However, compared with conventional tetracycline, minocycline is ten times more lipid-soluble whereas doxycycline is only five times more lipid-soluble. The clinical importance of this characteristic is that minocycline has particularly good tissue penetration and excellent CNS penetration; although doxycycline does penetrate the CNS, it does not do so to the degree that is achievable with minocycline.
http://www.postgradmed.com/issues/1997/04_97/cunha_1.htm

On Wheldon/Stratton protocol for Cpn in CFS/FMS since December 2004.

lee