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Does Anyone Know How Long You Should Be Off Antibiotics Before Resuming RD Meds?

Does Anyone Know How Long You Should Be Off Antibiotics Before Resuming RD Meds?

Biologic and methotrexate

A myRAteam Member said:

The infection/disease needs to be cleared up; and you need to be off antibiotics completely before resuming your RA meds. If you're still in doubt, ask your rheumy.

posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

A week

posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Usually a week

posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Ask your pharmacist. They are the ones who gave my doc the facts. You can take cephlacore (omniceph) with methotrexate. It depends on the antibiotic...how long it stays in your system.

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

about 1 month. but call your r.a. doctor. when you fell much better than you go back on methotextrate. stay away from people who has a cold or flu. this medication does weaken your immune system down. I am on this medication over 1 1/2 year and have been sick and had to be taken off this medication for about one month or so.

posted over 6 years ago
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