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Medicine For Rocephin Overdose
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
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
Is taking rocephin (ceftriaxone) and keflex together ok, or will that overdose you on antibiotics?
Unnecessary: They are both similar cephalosporin antibiotics, and do not have much of an additive effect. One or the other should be enough. ...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
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
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?
What's the difference between a midline and PICC line? I know one is shorter than the other but why? Can 21 days of rocephin be placed in a midline?
The midline catheter: Is essentially a glorified peripheral IV catheter that can be left in place for up to 30 days. Although rocephin can be administered through it, it is likely that the vein it is in will sclerose from the antibiotic within a few days necessitating replacement. Central venous administration through a PICC line will avoid this potential complication. ...Read more
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
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
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
IM injections: We give them separately in my office. ...Read more
More Rx needed?: A single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin) would rarely be the only treatment for an abscess; and usually an abscess also requires minor surgery to drain it. Usually additional antibiotic (s) also are given. If these weren't done, discuss with the doctor treating you. Even with all these treatments, it usually takes 1-2 weeks for healing, although it should stop getting worse right away. ...Read more
Received injection of rocephin (ceftriaxone) and prescribed antibiotics. Should I wait until next day to begin antibiotics?
Follow instructions: Follow the instructions of the doctor who prescribed the injection and oral antibiotics. If one does not recall the instructions, one generally can go ahead and start the oral antibiotics (instead of waiting until the next day). This usually works fine, because the level of oral antibiotics in the body will be rising as the level of injected antibiotics is going away. ...Read more
What to do if I am antibiotic shot an option/possibility, if so, what antibiotic, bicillin, rocephin (ceftriaxone)?
No: No it is sold by prescription only. Also, it is only given intravenously or intramuscularly. ...Read more