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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!

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

Rocephin (Definition)

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


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What number of does of the drug rocephin (ceftriaxone) will it take to cure a uti?

What number of does of the drug rocephin (ceftriaxone) will it take to cure a uti?

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

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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?

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

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What are the differences between megion and rocephin (ceftriaxone)?

Same drug: Ceftriaxone =Rocephin (cephalosporin antibiotic) Megion is found in a variety of other countries (not US) and is also Ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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How much would 2g of rocephin (ceftriaxone) for 42days cost on average without health insurance?

How much would 2g of rocephin (ceftriaxone) for 42days cost on average without health insurance?

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

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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
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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

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What is the definition or description of: Rocephin (ceftriaxone) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Rocephin (ceftriaxone) overdose?

Rocephin OD: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Rocephin (Ceftriaxone) is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea can occur with overdose. REF: https://www. Medicines. Org. Uk/emc/medicine/5469#OVERDOSE ...Read more

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How soon after taking dose rocephin (ceftriaxone) people stop being contagious?

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

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Can somebody with knowledge of healthcare please tell me how to do a rocephin (ceftriaxone) injection?

Injectable medicines: Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is an antibiotic, used for infections. There is absolutely no reason you should be taking this on your own. If you require such treatment, you should be doing under the care of a health provider. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can pregnant women take Rocephin (ceftriaxone)?

Can pregnant women take Rocephin (ceftriaxone)?

Category B: It is a category B medication. Some women do take this during pregnancy. Not saying it would be right for you or what is wrong with you. ...Read more

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Can I take Rocephin (ceftriaxone) if I'm allergic to penicillin?

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

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Can we use klaricid, meropenem and rocephin (ceftriaxone) together?

No interaction: No significant overlap, but this certainly seems like big guns. Can't therapy be better focused? ...Read more

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How long does it take for iv rocephin (ceftriaxone) to clear up a uti?

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

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How long do I need to use rocephin (ceftriaxone) injection for treatment?

How long do I need to use rocephin (ceftriaxone) injection for treatment?

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

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How long after receiving a shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) should an abscess start healing?

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

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My face is slightly tingling after a rocephin (ceftriaxone) shot last night. Should I be worried?

As long as you have: No other symptoms, I would not worry. But you need to tell your Dr. About these symptoms-you could be allergic to rocephin (ceftriaxone) and should probably not get it again. ...Read more

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Received injection of rocephin (ceftriaxone) and prescribed antibiotics. Should I wait until next day to begin antibiotics?

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

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What to do if I have 1 shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone) for gonorrhea?

What to do if I have 1 shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone) for gonorrhea?

Test of Cure: This is usually done 4-6 weeks after the shot, defer sex until then, also all involved partners should be evaluated and treated. Use barrier contraception for future protection. During a future pregnancy, exclude ectopic pregnancy ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rocephin (ceftriaxone) overdose?

What is the treatment for rocephin (ceftriaxone) overdose?

See below: In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911. ...Read more

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Can you buy ceftriaxone rocephin antibiotic over the counter?

No: No it is sold by prescription only. Also, it is only given intravenously or intramuscularly. ...Read more

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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?

Minimum 12 hours.: When you are given a shot of Rocephin, (ceftriaxone) usually the drug stays in your body for about 24 hours. So it makes sense to wait for one day before starting the Keflex. Sometimes you can start after 12 hours if the infection is severe. ...Read more

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Can rocephin (ceftriaxone) cause anaphylactic shock if you are given a large dose and allegergic to penicillin how much could cause that?

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

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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

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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

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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

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Is taking rocephin (ceftriaxone) and keflex together ok, or will that overdose you on antibiotics?

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

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