- As Per Instructions
- As directed by a physician
- Keep in a Cool & Dry Place
What is Ceftriaxone for:
This medication is prescribed for certain bacterial infections such as gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, middle ear infection, meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain), and infections of the lungs, ears, skin, urinary tract, blood, bones and joints and typhoid.
How does Ceftriaxone work:
Ceftriaxone works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.
How should Ceftriaxone be used:
To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses. It is given as a shot into a muscle or vein. This drug may be given at home. Your doctor may teach you how to give the shot. Wash your hands before and after use. Throw away needles in a needlesharp disposal box and take the box back to your doctor when it is full.
Common side effects of Ceftriaxone :
Irritation where the shot is given. - Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. - Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. - For women, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge.
What do I do if I miss a dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What precautions should I take when taking Ceftriaxone :
Do not give to a newborn whose skin or eyes are yellow or who has high bilirubin levels in the blood. - If you have an allergy to ceftriaxone or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
When do I need to seek medical help
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad belly pain. - Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Any bruising or bleeding. - Very bad skin irritation. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Ceftriaxone with other medicines:
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Are there any food restrictions
How do I store Ceftriaxone :
Injection: Store below 25C. Store it at room temperature and keep away from children.
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