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Medicine For Ceftriaxone Sodium Allergy
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
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
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
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 have throat pain of two months on posterior pharyngeal wall. I was taken ceftriaxone sodium 2g injection plus azithromycin 2g. Is it gonorrhea?
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
Do the drugs rocephin (ceftriaxone) and ketek (telithromycin) interact badly while taken in combination?
No: There no known significant interactions between ketolides and cephalosporins. ...Read more
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
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
Depends.: It depends how severe your reaction is and who the prescribing practitioner is. There is about a 10% cross reactivity with cephalosporins (Rocephin (ceftriaxone)) and penicillin based drugs. Usually if the reaction is minor, I will prescribe a cephalosporin like Rocephin (ceftriaxone). However, if the reaction to the penicillin based med is severe like shortness of breath, swelling or anaphylaxis I may avoid them completely. ...Read more
No interaction: No significant overlap, but this certainly seems like big guns. Can't therapy be better focused? ...Read more
No: No it is sold by prescription only. Also, it is only given intravenously or intramuscularly. ...Read more
What to do if I am antibiotic shot an option/possibility, if so, what antibiotic, bicillin, rocephin (ceftriaxone)?
I received a shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone) this morning for strep. How long do I need to wait to take the keflex my Dr wrote?
Can rocephin (ceftriaxone) cause anaphylactic shock if you are given a large dose and allegergic to penicillin how much could cause that?
Rocephin (ceftriaxone) allergy: Rocephin (ceftriaxone) belongs to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics. Cephalosporins are chemically related to penicillin and have been shown to cross react in individuals allergic to penicillin in 5-7% of patients. The reactions can vary from hives and itching to throat closing and anaphylactic shock. Giving Rocephin (ceftriaxone) to someone who is allergic to penicillin could result in anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Rocephin (ceftriaxone) im works on staphylococcus angine. If yes after how many shots symptoms and fever will get better? When to decide to switch to IV rocephin (ceftriaxone)?
Bacteria sensitivity: Just because you have an identification of the bacteria, a sensitivity test must be done if you want to know if a particular antibiotic will work on it. Bacteria are very smart and can mutate, and some types of this staph may not be sensitive to rocephin (ceftriaxone). If it is sensitive, it depends on the extent and site of the infection as to how long it takes to get better and to decide if you need it iv. ...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
Course is 3-5 days.: It of course also depends on the severity of the infection. If one is being given IV Rocephin, (ceftriaxone) the patient probably has more severe infection. One should be feeling better with decreasing fever or improving WBC in 24-48 hours. A typical course is 3 to 5 days but if kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is involved, treatment can be 10-14 days. ...Read more
See below: You need to take the injections as long as your physician orders them. The length of treatment relates to the underlying disease being treated. ...Read more