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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!
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
I have pain in my penis if I want to urinate, I have taken full dose of zithromax twice in 2 days, 2 injections of Rocephin for two days, ciprobay 500mg, norfox and I still have the pain. What could this be, I have taken all this medications for the past 4 d
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is there another option for 1 gram of rocephin a day for 21 days to be used as treatment other than in a PICC line? Can it be in shots?
See previous answer.: The real concern should be for the effective treatment of the infection not for the route of administration. You are more likely to have adverse events with 21 "deep into large muscle mass" injections than from a PICC line. You will run out of injection sites quickly and be so sore in your thighs and buttocks that you probably won't be able to walk. ...Read more
Rocephin by iv everyday for 21 days. Can a few air bubbles in my line for this amount of days harm me? I noticed some every time. An inch or so.
No problem, no worry: A small amount of air in an IV line isn't a problem. It would take a hundred times that amount of air to cause a problem. Don't worry about it. Best wishes for success in treating your infection. ...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
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 got iv fluids today with a rocephin infusion and I noticed small air bubbles in the iv line. The nurse said it was ok, any worries?
Probably okay: But, of course, you had every right to have asked the nurse the question. When in doubt, always self-advocate for your health! ...Read more