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Can Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim be used for lyme disease treatment?

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suzanne66 7 Aug 2009

They type of antibiotic used to treat Lyme diesease will depend on the stage of the disease and the symptoms. Drugs of choice are Doxycycline, Amoxicllin and Cefuroxime.
The sulfa drug you mentioned is not used. You will need to see your Doctor.

There is some great information on Lyme Disease here: https://www.drugs.com/enc/lyme-disease.html

CaraJ 18 Sep 2009

As posted above, Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim are not used in the treatment of Lyme disease.

Please see:
http://www.borelioza.org/materialy_lyme/burrascano_10.2008.pdf
... Starting on Page 14, the different antibiotics used to treat Lyme are discussed by Dr. Burrascano. This is the doctor's most recent article, Oct/08.

For more information about Lyme Disease, see also:

http://www.canlyme.com (Canadian Lyme Disease Association)

http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org (California Lyme Disease Association)

http://www.ilads.org (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society aka ILADS)

http://www.ct.gov/AG/cwp/view.asp?a=2795&q=414284
(Connecticut Attorney General's Press Release re flawed ILSA Guidelines)

If you are battling Lyme disease, one of the best things you can do is educate yourself about it, particularly if you have been diagnosed with late-stage or chronic Lyme disease.

Good luck and Good Health to All!

Regards,
Cara

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