Can anyone tell me what the optimal dosage for Clarithromycin (Biaxin XL) + IPL would be? I've seen:

• 500 mgs/one month followed by 250 mgs/one month

• 500 mgs/two weeks followed by 250 mgs/two weeks

I think the second is what is recommended these days, but my symptoms are severe (swelling/enlargement of nose/chin, swollen/painful lymph nodes, persistent burning—all rosacea symptoms caused by a topical burn) and I would hate to give up any ground by cutting down the dosage too soon. Also: what dosage would follow either one of these regimens?

Any clue would be much appreciated (esp. from the good doctor).