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Any bad side effects of rocephin (ceftriaxone)?

Any bad side effects of rocephin (ceftriaxone)?

Rocephin (ceftriaxone): Allergic reaction to penicillin - rash hives shortness of breath inability to breathe death rash abnormal liver enzymes pain at injection site etc 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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Rocephin (Definition)

Rocephin is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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I was recently given ceftriaxone (shot), azithromycin (pill) and flagyl (pill) as pre-exposure preventative therapy. Is dark urine a side effect?

I was recently given ceftriaxone (shot), azithromycin (pill) and flagyl (pill) as pre-exposure preventative therapy. Is dark urine a side effect?

Nope: None of these drugs is a likely cause of dark urine; no worries there, but contact the doctor or clinic where you were treated. Obviously you were considered at risk for STDs. These drugs will prevent gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and trichomonas, but not viral STDs like HIV, herpes, hepatitis B, and HPV. Be sure to follow up as directed by the doctor or clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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E coli UTI i had culture: started with ofloxacin (bad 2 effects) then cefixime & fosfomicine, still burning now 1g ceftriaxone cefixime nitrofurantoin

E coli UTI i had culture: started with ofloxacin (bad 2 effects) then cefixime & fosfomicine, still burning now 1g ceftriaxone cefixime nitrofurantoin

Resistance?: Those are very strong antibiotics. The bacteria in the culture may be resistant to multiple drugs. Check with your doctor if symptoms don't improve. ...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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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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Dr. Zora Rogers
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Ceftriaxone (Definition)

Ceftriaxone is a cephalosporin which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more