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can Flagyl help with Babesia?
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can Flagyl help with Babesia?

Hi all, wondering if you have come across information indicating that flagyl can treat babesia at the same time it's treating Lyme.  I understand it's also a antiparasitic, so not sure if that counts.  If anyone knows or has heard their LLMD mention this please let me know.  I just took my first dose of Flagyl, keeping my fingers crossed that I see some fantastic results!  I have a feeling my babesia might be coming back and I'm taking Omnicef and Flagyl, no other antiparasitics at this point.  
Thanks,
Ally
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Different docs use different combinations of meds, so there is no absolute right/wrong on these things.

I was on:

  -- Mepron (generic: atovaquone) and Zithromax (azithromycin) for Babesiosis;

then I was on:

  -- Biaxin (clartihromycin) and Omnicef (cefdinir) for Lyme.

However, I have seen references in various places online to Flagyl being used against babesia.  If you search "babesiosis flagyl" you'll find what I did.

Take care!
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Short answer: Yes, but it may depend on the strain.
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long time no hear, kday.  how you doing?
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