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I had Rocephin (ceftriaxone) injected into buttocks area yesterday. I have 2 lumps that are painful. Is the medication stuck? I'm supposed to take Keflex now!

I had Rocephin (ceftriaxone) injected into buttocks area yesterday. I have 2 lumps that are painful. Is the medication stuck? I'm supposed to take Keflex now!

Not stuck: Whenever you inject antibiotics you have the potential to get a little swelling in the area. Sometimes you have some bleeding which will form a hematoma and be hard. This is not like a blood clot in veins and is rarely more than uncomfortable. Over time the clotted blood will become liquid again and be absorbed. May or may not have visible bruise. If redness and warmth at site let provider know. ...Read more

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I read that both drugs are ceftriaxone, so what is the difference between them and when do we give each?

I read that both drugs are ceftriaxone, so what is the difference between them and when do we give each?

Cephalosporins: You should not be using these without a specific indication and without a prescription from a doctor. There are no safe antibiotics and complications are potentially quite serious. Different generations are effective against different organisms and may be given by different routes. ...Read more

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How is the drug ceftriaxone being transport to the CNS by iv? Thanks

How is the drug ceftriaxone being transport to the CNS by iv? Thanks

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

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What number of does of the drug rocephin (ceftriaxone) will it take to cure a uti?

UTI: Rocephin (ceftriaxone) - Ceftriaxone - is a parenteral antibiotic, only can be given IV or IM. Most simple UTIs need only an oral antibiotic, and 3 days is often enough. Usually, there would be no indication for a parenteral antibiotic unless you have a complicated and/or resistant infection. In that case, you may need a longer course of treatment, too. ...Read more

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What can u do for multi-drug resistant including ceftriaxone strains of gonorrhea?

What can u do for multi-drug resistant including ceftriaxone strains of gonorrhea?

Cefixime is good: Multidrug resistant gonorrhea is rare, but on the rise. If you are not better after cefriaxone, have your doctor do a culture, instead of a rapid tests, and ask the lab to test for antibiotic susceptibility. In large studies, Cefixime resistance is very rare but not impossible. So far, all gonorrhea has been sensitive to something. Overuse of antibiotics is probably the cause of this problem. ...Read more

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How could a multi-drug resistant (including ceftriaxone resistant) strains of n. gonorrhea be treated?

Gonnorrhoea: There are increasingly resistant strains of Gonorrhoea reported in many part of the world, including in the U.S. As such, combination therapy is advised for most cases. If resistant to Ceftriaxone, there are alternative choices, but this is best discussed with your provider or an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I pee a lot. I think I have a uti. I have used augumentin and rocephin (ceftriaxone). Almost done with cefuroxime drugs. But I still pee a lot. What can I take?

I pee a lot. I think I have a uti. I have used augumentin and rocephin (ceftriaxone). Almost done with cefuroxime drugs. But I still pee a lot. What can I take?

That is quite a: Bit of treatment for a uti. If symptoms have persisted need further work up and potential urologic evaluation rather than "shotgun" antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why is ceftriaxone available only in injection?

Why is ceftriaxone available only in injection?

Not absorbed: The chemical is not readily absorbable from the gut so it can only be injected. Several close cousins are available in oral formulations though. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to eat yogurt with ceftriaxone?

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

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What is the oral equivalent for ceftriaxone 250 mg im?

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

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Why ceftriaxone is not available for oral use? Explain.

Medications: Some medications are potent only in certain forms, for example Insulin is only delivered in a needle. Similarly, Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is best used when reconstituted as an injectable liquid to get the best absorption and be the most effective. ...Read more

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Is ceftriaxone going to kill me if I keep taking it?

Is ceftriaxone going to kill me if I keep taking it?

Probably not: Not if you're taking it for a good reason and for the proper duration. If you kept taking it after that, it could lead to emergence of drug- resistant bacteria or clostridium difficult colitis, which can be serious. ...Read more

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What happens if I miss a dose of ceftriaxone?

Depends: This depends on how sick you are, what they are treating, how long you are suppose to take it, what the bacteria is. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ceftriaxone IV take to start working? I've had 3 out of 5 doses to treat cellulitis

How long does it take for ceftriaxone IV take to start working? I've had 3 out of 5 doses to treat cellulitis

Several days: It takes several days for IV ax's to start working. Five days seem a bit short though. May need longer treatment with IV ax's and ax's per oral. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there are indications for combine meropenem and ceftriaxone?

Is there are indications for combine meropenem and ceftriaxone?

Yes: It depends on the type and location of infection. Many times, it is used for resistant infections, those with multiple types of bacteria, or deep infections (like in the abdomen). ...Read more

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What are the differences between megion and rocephin (ceftriaxone)?

Same drug: Ceftriaxone =Rocephin (cephalosporin antibiotic) Megion is found in a variety of other countries (not US) and is also Ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Cost of a ceftriaxone sodium injection?

Cost of a ceftriaxone sodium injection?

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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Interaction of paracetamol with ceftriaxone?

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Interaction of paracetamol with ceftriaxone?

Should be none: No documented or theoretical interactions between the two. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to sulfa. Can I take ceftriaxone?

Yes: Ceftriaxone/rocephin is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is chemically unrelated to sulfa drugs and there is no cross allergenicity. ...Read more

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Can ceftriaxone cause anaphylactic shock despite that it is used time and again already?

Yes, but: Kind of rare still, you need to avoid the medicine and cephalosporins for now, the diagnosis should be revised and analyzed, some detective work need to be performed to make sure that it was truly the ceftriaxone that caused the reaction and not something else. A note of allergies on the patient's chart should be flagged till sorted out, good luck ...Read more

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How much would 2g of rocephin (ceftriaxone) for 42days cost on average without health insurance?

How much would 2g of rocephin (ceftriaxone) for 42days cost on average without health insurance?

Proper treatment: Try calling your Walmart Pharmacy near you - I went to GoodRx. Com and found this: Walmart Pharmacy - 150 Gold Star Hwy Groton, CT (860) 449-6902. It was $9 a vial, and you'll have to multiply that out, PLUS get access to the nursing care you'll need. So $400 for the drug, then the nursing which is quite costly -and needs to be done right to avoid complications. Hopefully a doctor is managing you. ...Read more

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I was treated for gonnorhea last week w/injection ceftriaxone 250/1g azythromyacn. What is length of recovery time, can I masturbate during recovery?

STDs: After this excellent treatment you are not contagious 48 hours after you took the azithromycin.

Masturbation cannot spread an std so there is no reason to delay or postpone this common sexual activity. ...Read more

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I had gono and was treated with 500mg ceftriaxone iv, 3 weeks ago. All symptoms gone except intermittent small pain on my left testicle. Shld I worry?

Gonorrhea: 500 mg of Ceftriaxone i/v seems like a little too excessive vs. 125 mg i/m as recommended in the us. The pain in the testicle may be residual, but if not gone away within the next few days, you will need to go see doc. One way or the other, I recommend you be retested to make sure gonorrhea has been cured. ...Read more

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How effective is ceftriaxone to cure gonorrhea?

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

Dr. Zora Rogers
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Ceftriaxone (Definition)

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