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jlcd1
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any advise would be good. I'm starting on sunday and I will be taking it for 5 days. I know were not supposed to post the dose, but I really think my LLNP has me taking too much.

If someone could pm me that would be great. Thanks!!

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Are you doing a three-day dose? If I remember correctly, you need to stop antibiotics while taking Coartem.
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yes i am stopping everything else 3 days before I start. Thanks, and I'm doing a 5 day course.
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I have also questioned my doses being too high. Did she say how she came up w/ the dose?
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no, but I question everything she gives me now after she gave me too much mino, and I thought me head was going to explode.
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The typical dose for Coartem (for malaria) is 4 tablets twice a day with food for 3days.

First day you take a dose in the morning, second dose 8hrs later. Then take the rest of the doses every 12 hrs.

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How are you doing jlcd? I am on my second round of it - second day. I am doing ok, feeling pretty good actually. To tell you the truth I love this stuff!

I hope you get relief from it.

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Is it a fact that you stop all antibiotics while doing coartem?

I wonder if my doctor will let me know this or if everyone is different?

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Things are never dull. After 3 fighting Lyme, 2 are in remission. Youngest is still sick, age 22. He has new diagnosed Chiari Malformation and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

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kari,

No you do not have to stop everything -- coartem is much like rifampin -- lots of things interact. You need to check every med you take -- not just antibiotics. Have your pharmacist do a check if you do not know how to research drug interactions.

The quickest and probably easiet online interaction checker is listed below. Very simple to use, but may miss some possible interactions. Don't think any one source is going to have every possible reaction between every med.

http://www.drugs.com

Click on the phrase "Interactions Checker" and then click on "I agree." Now type in the names of all your meds.

Bea Seibert

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Thanks so much for the information. I have used the drug interaction checker. I have 12 prescription medicines to input for my son. It will be worth it to know he is OK. The coartem is coming from a compounding pharmacy and everything else is at Rite Aid.

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So no intereractions with coartem and all other meds. Med won't be in until Friday now.

Can my son take CoQ10 with coartem?

Is coartem fat soluable?

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