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Old 10-19-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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Drug Switch

Hello everyone, My doctor is taking me off Rocephin IV and switching to Doxycycline IV. Are there any concerns or changes in diet that I have to do?

Also does doxy cross the BBB (Blood Brain Barrier)?

Thank's for the answers

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Old 10-19-2007, 12:40 PM   #2
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Re: Drug Switch

Hi Stan. What dose of Doxy will you be infusing? It can take much longer to infuse than Rocephin. Do you have a PICC line or a port? From what I understand, IV Doxy can be caustic to the veins and is better infused through a port. I suggest talking with your doctor about this.

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Old 10-19-2007, 01:43 PM   #3
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Re: Drug Switch

Hi Ticker, he has started me out on 50 mg, for two days, then 100 mg twice daily. The problem I don't like I have to mix the Doxy powder with 250 mg of Sodium Chloride every time. The Rocephin was already mixed. So that stinks.

I am infusing through a picc line. So will there be caustic problems using it this way?

 
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Hi Stan. I would ask the doctor about this. I was told this when I did IV Doxy.

 
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