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Ceftriaxone Side Effects
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
My husband has Lyme meningitis he was put on IV antibotic rocephin (ceftriaxone) 14 days. I now there is side effects. Is that treatment very effective?
3 weeks ago i was treated for swollen tonsil and gland on left side with rocephin (ceftriaxone) and amoxicillin it helped for a week now it's back negative strep?
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
What can be used for PID along side Metronidazole and ceftriaxone if patient cannot take doxycycline or Azithromycin?
E coli UTI i had culture: started with ofloxacin (bad 2 effects) then cefixime & fosfomicine, still burning now 1g ceftriaxone cefixime nitrofurantoin
How long does it take for ceftriaxone IV take to start working? I've had 3 out of 5 doses to treat cellulitis
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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