Anti-bacteria drugs to take with infections while taking Rapamycin

I have just received the Sirolimus that I ordered. Before I start taking Sirolimus I would like to have an antibacterial preparation on hand if I get any infections while taking Rapamycin. Be grateful for help concerning this

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I am taking the antibiotic Augmentin. It has done wonders for the bacterial infection I am currently fighting.

After 2 years and 3 months of rapamycin, when I have a little issue (like chalazions… infection of an oil gland) I take 100mg Doxycycline hyclate 2 times a day for 3 days. Take mornings and evenings.

I never get mouth sores from rapamycin… just these chalazions from time to time.

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Thanks. If one gets infection do they usually start at higher doses or dosage is not important. I plan to start with 1 mg once a week and increase weekly until I get to 5 mg once a week

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Dr. Green suggests that people have azithromycin on-hand just in case you get any bacterial infections.

More info on this, and other side effects, here: Side Effects of Rapamycin (part 2)

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Ahhh… the z-pack… yes… I have one on hand.

Also, I looked up Doxycycline and it treats the similar as it should as an antibiotic. I have been using it for 4 years… as needed I do a lot of international travel.

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I said that to MD whom recently gave me Rx for Sirolimus, but he said he has not had any problems, & does not give antibiotic RX along with Siro, which apparently Dr Green considers essential.

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I believe this was touched on in another thread. @tongMD brought up an interaction with azithromycin and Rapa. He made some good points and would probably go for another antibiotic with Rapa than a z-pack.

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My doc had no issues with a Doxycycline prescription as needed to go with my rapamycin/sirolimus.

I have had no issues with Doxycycline.
FYI.

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Good news. After 5 days on antibiotics, the infection has cleared up. I will start using the hair tonic tomorrow and will start oral Rapamycin again in a week.

The neck acne is the only side effect left, although it has faded a lot. However the darn thing won’t go away completely.

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Nice to hear.

You like the brown glaze the tonic gives your hair?

My grey has been gone for months. Kinda sweaty here…lol.

BAM!! So natural my staff and wife says its great… retains my natural streaks and all!

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How do you know which antibiotic to have when you don’t know what infection you’ll get?

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Even after a month off the Rapa I still have some neck acne and oral blood blisters.

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What’s the dosage for Doxycycline?
Thanks.

100 mg dose. One in morning - one at night - usually just 3 days kicks anything.

100 mg Doxy

Thanks a lot! I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow and will ask for it.

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Just realize that not all antibiotics are the same for everyone. If you develop a bacterial infection, you should see a doctor who will prescribe the correct antibiotic for your illness.

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Exactly - you were fighting a bigger issue. Maybe higher dose and more frequency.

My thought is to have the 100 mg Doxy dose on hand for small issues - I use when traveling or if something happens on a weekend – is pretty safe for most people.

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Anything? Wow! A miracle drug.

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Well a lot of minor to mid-level issues… lol.

Doxycycline has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention or treatment of specific conditions within each of the following categories: rickettsial infections, sexually transmitted infections, respiratory tract infections, bacterial infections, Lyme disease, ophthalmic infections, … used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as acne, urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, respiratory infections, eye infections, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, periodontitis (gum disease), and others.

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