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What happens if I miss a dose of ceftriaxone?

What happens if I miss a dose of ceftriaxone?

Depends: This depends on how sick you are, what they are treating, how long you are suppose to take it, what the bacteria is. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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How long does it take for ceftriaxone IV take to start working? I've had 3 out of 5 doses to treat cellulitis

How long does it take for ceftriaxone IV take to start working?  I've had 3 out of 5 doses to treat cellulitis

Several days: It takes several days for IV ax's to start working. Five days seem a bit short though. May need longer treatment with IV ax's and ax's per oral. Check with your doctor. ...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 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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If ceftriaxone IV is utilized in place of cefotetan/cefoxitin IV as inpatient pid regimen, what would be appropriate dose of ceftriaxone IV?

Depends: It depends on what is being treated, what the sensitivity of the organism is and why changes are being made. Medications have different dosages that are appropriate for that medication that do not correlate with other medications. For instance we may use 1 million units of penicillin for an infection or 250 mg of Zithromax for the same infection. It has to do with the effective dose. ...Read more

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Why is ceftriaxone available only in injection?

Why is ceftriaxone available only in injection?

Not absorbed: The chemical is not readily absorbable from the gut so it can only be injected. Several close cousins are available in oral formulations though. ...Read more

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Is ceftriaxone going to kill me if i keep taking it?

Is ceftriaxone going to kill me if i keep taking it?

Probably not: Not if you're taking it for a good reason and for the proper duration. If you kept taking it after that, it could lead to emergence of drug- resistant bacteria or clostridium difficult colitis, which can be serious. ...Read more

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