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Old 10-03-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Question how do you know if your meds are working?

I have been on Tetracycline, I think 1500mg 2x a day for about a month. I really feel no different- better or worse. I expected something to change. Is a month too little time to see if something is happening? I do not even have antibiotic symptoms like constipation. I would appreciate some info about this.

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Old 10-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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Re: how do you know if your meds are working?

Hi zandvoort. First make sure you are taking the Tetracycline properly: not only as prescribed but make sure you are not taking any food, meds, or supplements that may interfere with its absorption.

Once I was prescribed an antibiotic to take twice a day. I thought it was to be taken once in the morning and once at night. My doctor wanted me to take both pills at one time. Make sure you are taking it the way the doctor wants you to.

It can take time to tell if a med is working. Although most people have the herx reaction, some do not. You may want to let your doctor know.

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