My Metronomic protocol therapy calls for taking the antibiotic Doxycyline on a regular basis. But just the other day, my pawrents noticed that the Doxycycline prescription label says, in very tiny letters, “Do Not Take with Dairy Products.” They just noticed that!
Mom panicked, because I’ve been taking the Doxycline with my dinner, which includes a hefty dose of cottage cheese. With so many supplements to take, it was too easy for her to overlook this important instruction.
Mom immediately turned to the Internet. She learned that some studies say that doxycycline’s effectiveness is reduced when taken with dairy. Other studies say it isn’t. To get the scoop, she called my wonderful doctor, Dr. Mullins, who said:
“Doxycycline should be given without dairy as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. That being said, you do not need to change his diet, just give the doxycycline before his meal (about 1/2 hr) should be sufficient.”
Well, that’s a good thing, because I have been loosely following the Budgwig Diet for the last 21 months, which calls for cottage cheese and flax oil, and we’re pretty sure this has a lot to do with my longevity after the cancer diagnosis.
Mom wanted tell you this story, so that you all remember to carefully check your Tripawd’s prescription labels and information sheets carefully.