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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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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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My gonorrhea is clearing up. And I hardly see the white pus coming out of my penis. But I still urinate frequently like every 2hrs. Do I continue with cefixime or take a single dose of ceftriaxone?

My gonorrhea is clearing up. And I hardly see the white pus coming out of my penis. But I still urinate frequently like every 2hrs. Do I continue with cefixime or take a single dose of ceftriaxone?

Ceftriaxone standard: Cefixime is no longer recommended for treatment of gonorrhea because of resistance. Although it sound like you're getting better, the appropriate treatment would have been ceftriaxone. ...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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Is there are indications for combine meropenem and ceftriaxone?

Is there are indications for combine meropenem and ceftriaxone?

Yes: It depends on the type and location of infection. Many times, it is used for resistant infections, those with multiple types of bacteria, or deep infections (like in the abdomen). ...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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Is it possible for me to eat yogurt with ceftriaxone?

Yogurt: Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic. There is absolutely no problem eating yogurt while on this antibiotic. Just know that the live cultures in the antibiotic, the 'good bacteria' get killed off by the antibiotic just as do the infection causing bacteria. However, if you like yogurt there is no reason you cannot eat it while of the medicine. ...Read more

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What is the oral equivalent for ceftriaxone 250 mg im?

None for GC: It sounds like you're asking about treatment of gonorrhea. If so, there is no oral equivalent. Because of drug resistance, we can no longer use oral quinolones or cephalosporins to treat gonorrhea, and if things keep going the way they're going, we may soon see untreatable gonorrhea, or gonorrhea that requires intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why ceftriaxone is not available for oral use? Explain.

Medications: Some medications are potent only in certain forms, for example Insulin is only delivered in a needle. Similarly, Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is best used when reconstituted as an injectable liquid to get the best absorption and be the most effective. ...Read more

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I read that both drugs are ceftriaxone, so what is the difference between them and when do we give each?

Cephalosporins: You should not be using these without a specific indication and without a prescription from a doctor. There are no safe antibiotics and complications are potentially quite serious. Different generations are effective against different organisms and may be given by different routes. ...Read more

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Cost of a ceftriaxone sodium injection?

Cost of a ceftriaxone sodium injection?

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

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Interaction of paracetamol with ceftriaxone?

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Interaction of paracetamol with ceftriaxone?

Should be none: No documented or theoretical interactions between the two. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to sulfa. Can I take ceftriaxone?

Yes: Ceftriaxone/rocephin is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is chemically unrelated to sulfa drugs and there is no cross allergenicity. ...Read more

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How is the drug ceftriaxone being transport to the CNS by iv? Thanks

How is the drug ceftriaxone being transport to the CNS by iv? Thanks

Transport is unclear: The transport of drugs into the CNS after IV administration is
very complex and not fully understood. The blood brain barrier,
which has a protective function, is difficult to cross. So the answer to the question is unknown. A good discussion of this subject
can be found in clinical microbiology reviews, october 2010
vol23., no.4 pg 858-883. ...Read more

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Can ceftriaxone cause anaphylactic shock despite that it is used time and again already?

Yes, but: Kind of rare still, you need to avoid the medicine and cephalosporins for now, the diagnosis should be revised and analyzed, some detective work need to be performed to make sure that it was truly the ceftriaxone that caused the reaction and not something else. A note of allergies on the patient's chart should be flagged till sorted out, good luck ...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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I was treated for gonnorhea last week w/injection ceftriaxone 250/1g azythromyacn. What is length of recovery time, can I masturbate during recovery?

STDs: After this excellent treatment you are not contagious 48 hours after you took the azithromycin.

Masturbation cannot spread an std so there is no reason to delay or postpone this common sexual activity. ...Read more

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I had gono and was treated with 500mg ceftriaxone iv, 3 weeks ago. All symptoms gone except intermittent small pain on my left testicle. Shld I worry?

Gonorrhea: 500 mg of Ceftriaxone i/v seems like a little too excessive vs. 125 mg i/m as recommended in the us. The pain in the testicle may be residual, but if not gone away within the next few days, you will need to go see doc. One way or the other, I recommend you be retested to make sure gonorrhea has been cured. ...Read more

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How effective is ceftriaxone to cure gonorrhea?

Ceftriaxone is: Generally very effective at treating gonorrhea. You should have also been given a treatments for chlamydia at the same time such as doxycycline. You should also follow up with your primary care physician or ob/gyn in the next few weeks after treatment for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Ceftriaxone (Definition)

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