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how to take antibiotics?

Posted by @norah, Mon, Oct 22 7:56am

this is my second time taking the big three antibiotics ,last time was 2015 when i also had lung surgery (left upper lobe) for cavities caused by Mac. Anyway last time i took my antibiotics before bed which worked well . Now the nurse said better to take 2 in the morning and strong Rifampin in the evening . Starting today so i’m curious friends how you take them . Also does it really matter much if you take them with or without food ? Your input would be greatly appreciated . thank you ,norah

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Hi Norah, I find it better to take the big 3 with a cracker which I think the NJH advise now, it helps the stomach. If you have too much food I find my urine does not go orange which I feel means they wont work I take them all in the morning. All the best Heather

@heathert

Hi Norah, I find it better to take the big 3 with a cracker which I think the NJH advise now, it helps the stomach. If you have too much food I find my urine does not go orange which I feel means they wont work I take them all in the morning. All the best Heather

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Here is a video from NJH Dr on taking the meds you might find interesting. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L-G8LEy-ehM

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@heathert

Hi Norah, I find it better to take the big 3 with a cracker which I think the NJH advise now, it helps the stomach. If you have too much food I find my urine does not go orange which I feel means they wont work I take them all in the morning. All the best Heather

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that’s very helpful Heathert I would preferr to take them all in the morning gets it out of the way harder to remember at night
Will try taking them as soon as i get up with coffee and cream . then eat an hour or so later .
thanks so much , norah
i only discovered this site this morning it’s wonderful

@heathert

Hi Norah, I find it better to take the big 3 with a cracker which I think the NJH advise now, it helps the stomach. If you have too much food I find my urine does not go orange which I feel means they wont work I take them all in the morning. All the best Heather

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@heathert I was always so concerned about the red urine! I used to think anything that turns my urine that color can’t be good. My doctor at Vanderbilt explained that the red is just from the dye color of the pill being excreted. I was good after he told me that. (Irene)

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@lch713

Here is a video from NJH Dr on taking the meds you might find interesting. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L-G8LEy-ehM

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extremely helpful thank you

@irene5

@heathert I was always so concerned about the red urine! I used to think anything that turns my urine that color can’t be good. My doctor at Vanderbilt explained that the red is just from the dye color of the pill being excreted. I was good after he told me that. (Irene)

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@irene I know that I was told to have them with food and I was having them with a meal, the red wasnt happening and neither did any improvement in MAC. I changed to just a cracker or rice cake and it was all good, red . It can be scary though.

@norah

that’s very helpful Heathert I would preferr to take them all in the morning gets it out of the way harder to remember at night
Will try taking them as soon as i get up with coffee and cream . then eat an hour or so later .
thanks so much , norah
i only discovered this site this morning it’s wonderful

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@norah try to have them with a cracker, then food an hour later. Make sure your urine is red/orange and they are doing their thing. Have a look at the National Jewish Hospital website, its full of great info.

@lch713

Here is a video from NJH Dr on taking the meds you might find interesting. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L-G8LEy-ehM

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Thank you. The video helped me understand the treatment better.

@jasmine321

Thank you. The video helped me understand the treatment better.

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yes i agree Jasmine

I watched the video and it does help tremendously. However, the dose of Rifabutin I'm on says "1 capsule twice a day". In the video the Dr says to take it before bedtime. Does it matter if I took both at the same time as she suggested???

@suzyqueue

I watched the video and it does help tremendously. However, the dose of Rifabutin I'm on says "1 capsule twice a day". In the video the Dr says to take it before bedtime. Does it matter if I took both at the same time as she suggested???

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I would suggest you check with your Dr, explaining and/or sharing the video and NJH Dr's info on taking meds

@norah

that’s very helpful Heathert I would preferr to take them all in the morning gets it out of the way harder to remember at night
Will try taking them as soon as i get up with coffee and cream . then eat an hour or so later .
thanks so much , norah
i only discovered this site this morning it’s wonderful

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@norah Hi Norah! Welcome to our group. I am so glad that you found us. I see that Heather has given you a suggestion already on how to take your meds. I have had many patients state that taking the rifampin on an empty stomach helped a great deal. I suppose it could be morning or night. Some people take it first thing in the morning before eating, then wait an hour before eating. Everyone seems to try different schedules until they figure out what is best for them. I have a tip for you to better access info on this site. If you scholl to the top of this page, you will see a little magnifying glass icon. Click on that and then enter a word or two on something you would like to know about. i.e. type in 'rifampin' and all posts where they talk about that subject should pop up. Try it and let me know if it worked for you.

@lch713

I would suggest you check with your Dr, explaining and/or sharing the video and NJH Dr's info on taking meds

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@norah and @lch713 See this link for med taking schedule. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/113996/bookmark/339a86a1c075d44ea6e4b02184acf796e9f3cddb246ee2b03e4742442ea3e9a2/

Am trying to reply to someone suggesting I take rifampin without good – was doing that . My doctor has taken me off; have a number of complications- will probably go onclomasafine-spelled that wrong I think.

@windwalker

@norah Hi Norah! Welcome to our group. I am so glad that you found us. I see that Heather has given you a suggestion already on how to take your meds. I have had many patients state that taking the rifampin on an empty stomach helped a great deal. I suppose it could be morning or night. Some people take it first thing in the morning before eating, then wait an hour before eating. Everyone seems to try different schedules until they figure out what is best for them. I have a tip for you to better access info on this site. If you scholl to the top of this page, you will see a little magnifying glass icon. Click on that and then enter a word or two on something you would like to know about. i.e. type in 'rifampin' and all posts where they talk about that subject should pop up. Try it and let me know if it worked for you.

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thanks so much Terri i’m a visit the techno peasant it wasn’t you are and how to access previous discussions . also I didn’t know where to go to put my phone on page ?

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