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Old 09-08-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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Question Taking Biaxin & Omnicef (?)

This might sound like a dumb question, but when you're taking 2 different abx, is it generally assumed you're taking them at the same time? I was just prescribed Biaxin with Omnicef. I'm new to Omnicef.. (I have already read that I can't take iron, multivitamins, or antacids w/in 2 hours before or after taking that). But I just wanted to make sure that I can take the 2 abx at the same time?

And has anybody else been on this drug combo?

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Old 09-08-2007, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re: Taking Biaxin & Omnicef (?)

Hi stef.

I was taking both those anitbiotics at the same time. I took both drugs at the same time.

It was much easier than trying to space the drugs with my meals, vitamins, and probiotics.

In my non-medical opinion, you should be fine.

However, just to play it safe, perhaps you can call your pharmacist and/or doctor.

Peace and health to you,

Old 09-08-2007, 05:12 PM   #3
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Re: Taking Biaxin & Omnicef (?)

Hi datgrlstef. How are you doing?

There are many different med combos that can treat Lyme. Both of these meds are prescribed for it, so it seems like it would also be good to prescribe them together.

It is very important to make sure you take them the way the doctor wants you to. Call your doctor's office to find out. I once had to take two pills of one antibiotic. I assumed it was once in the morning and once at night, but I later found out my doctor wanted me to take them both at the same time.

With most antibiotics, you do need to wait at least two hours before taking vitamins etc.

Old 09-10-2007, 04:27 PM   #4
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Re: Taking Biaxin & Omnicef (?)

I have to take my doxy with food, the rifampin on weeknights on an empty stomach, probiotics twice a day seperate, and zithromax on the weekends in the am. it is very hard to space everything.

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