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Ceftriaxone Allergy In Children
Antibiotic allergy: All antibiotics can cause allergic reactions such as hives and side effects such as diarrhea, upset stomach, etc. Ceftriaxone has a reported hypersensitivity rate of 1.7%, not higher than other antibiotics. It has been used for many years and is popular due to the convenience of once a day IV dosing. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Blood allergy test negative to p. chrysogenum, always told im allergic to penicillin. I even had rash with ceftriaxone. How to interpret this?
Rash may be viral: You may have not had a true allergic rash to the cephalosporin, but rather possibly a drug rash associated with the underlying viral illness that you were being treated for with antibiotics. Either way, there are other choices; for now, it seems reasonable to state allergy to penicillins and cephalosporins until such time that you may actually needs them, and then we can do challenge testing. ...Read more
Took IV rocephin (ceftriaxone) and was ok, on 3rd day dosage raised, broke out in rash. Did high dosage cause reaction or just allergy in general? 38 F
Either is possible: Rashes from antibiotics can occur even after you have taken it before. Did you just have a rash, or did you get fever and or hives too? Did you feel any shortness of breath? It is very possible that it was only the higher dose that triggered the reaction. The only way to tell is to cautiously try it again, but you should discuss with your doctor so s/he is fully aware and can gage the risk to y ...Read more
Had reaction/rash day 5 of ceftriaxone. Told whole life I had penicillin allergy, but doc thought id be ok. Can u clarify if these 2 meds are related?
Maybe related...: It is likely ceftriaxone is responsible, assuming no other obvious cause (discuss w/ your doctor). Ceftriaxone and penicillin are chemically related, but still your doctor is correct that the risk is little or no higher for ceftriaxone in people with past penicillin reactions. But with this reaction, probably best to continue to avoid both pen and ceftriaxone (and other cephalosporins) in future. ...Read more
Doc said I likely wouldn't have allergic reaction to rocephin (ceftriaxone) due to my penicillin allergy, but I did. How could this happen? Am I a rare case?
No. 15%: You are lucky 15 % who have overlap allergy. .. ...Read more
I was recently in the hospital and treated for pneumonia with Rocephin in spite of a supposed allergy to PCN. Does this mean im not allergic to PCN?
"supposed allergy": Is the key word, but still we can't clear you to be NOT allergic to PCN, although highly unlikely that you are. Cross reactivity of penicillin and ceftriaxone (rocephin), is much less than other cephalosporins. If you need PCN and it is the only treatment for your condition, then testing / desensitization can be performed, otherwise there are alternatives, so you don't need to worry ...Read more
None for GC: It sounds like you're asking about treatment of gonorrhea. If so, there is no oral equivalent. Because of drug resistance, we can no longer use oral quinolones or cephalosporins to treat gonorrhea, and if things keep going the way they're going, we may soon see untreatable gonorrhea, or gonorrhea that requires intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more
Transport is unclear:
The transport of drugs into the CNS after IV administration is
very complex and not fully understood. The blood brain barrier,
which has a protective function, is difficult to cross. So the answer to the question is unknown. A good discussion of this subject
can be found in clinical microbiology reviews, october 2010
vol23., no.4 pg 858-883. ...Read more
Allergic reaction to penicillin - rash hives shortness of breath inability to breathe death
abnormal liver enzymes
pain at injection site
however since this is a prescription medication given IV or intramuscularly it must be important to be ordered. Review with the prescribing physician! ...Read more
Ceftriaxone is: Generally very effective at treating gonorrhea. You should have also been given a treatments for chlamydia at the same time such as doxycycline. You should also follow up with your primary care physician or ob/gyn in the next few weeks after treatment for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more
Get a follow- up: A follow-up test for GC is best. Sometimes people become carriers. Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is the treatment of choice. It is a cephalosporin, not a penicillin, so it is usually safe to use on a person allergic to penicillin. Be sure to check for other STD now and in the future. Condoms help but are not perfect. ...Read more
Can somebody with knowledge of healthcare please tell me how to do a rocephin (ceftriaxone) injection?
Allergy....: There is an entity called delayed allergic reaction which typically occurs hours after a dose of the drug (as opposed to immediately after the dose). You can also develop an allergy to a drug at anytime so a drug you once tolerated you are now allergic to. Allergy symptoms include hives, shortness of breath, wheezing, anaphylaxis, etc. ...Read more
Yogurt: Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic. There is absolutely no problem eating yogurt while on this antibiotic. Just know that the live cultures in the antibiotic, the 'good bacteria' get killed off by the antibiotic just as do the infection causing bacteria. However, if you like yogurt there is no reason you cannot eat it while of the medicine. ...Read more
Depends: Name brand and generic drugs have wildly different costs. The markup on drugs is approximately 100% over wholesale but then is discoutned by most insurance companies. Add to that the cost of the drug administration which can be 10-75$ for intramuscular injection and 5-10 times that for IV injection and you can estimate the price. ...Read more
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