27 Apr 2018
Jim K

Comparing the Antibiotic Regimens


As people get into more of the information about the combination antibiotic (abx) protocols on this site, confusion can arise about what medications are used with which protocol, and even which version. In the interests of clarity, I will try to summarize and compare the 7th Stratton/Vanderbilt protocol (published on this site), the most recent version of it represented by the interview with Dr. A, and David Wheldon's most current regimen. Drs. Stratton and Wheldon have graciously replied with their overviews of protocol variations.


Great info, JimK!  Thanks, I needed that-no more confusion here.  :)

Wheldon Protocol for rrms since Oct '05.  Added LDN 4.5mg qhs Oct '07.  All supp's.  Positive IGG's for Lyme Disease,Babesia, & Erlichiosis Sept. 2008.  Currently:  Mepron 750mg bid and Azithromycin 250mg qd for Babesia.

A patient of a Vanderbilt doc (Sriram), for MS, is on this protocol: Start with Rifampin 300mg twice daily for two weeks. After two weeks add Azithromycin 500mg every other day along with Rifampin. After 4 weeks add, Flagyl, 500mg three times daily for 7 days, every month along with Azithromycin and Rifampin