Ceftriaxone(Rocephin) generic Ceftriaxone is indicated for: â€¢ Lower Respiratory Tract Infections â€¢ Skin infections â€¢ Urinary Tract Infections â€¢ Pelvic Inflammatory Disease â€“infections related to the female genital tract Bacterial Septicemia-infection in the blood â€¢ Bone and Joint Infections â€¢ Meningitis â€¢ Surgical Prophylaxis â€“To prevent infections during surgery.
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Side effects of Ceftriaxone
â€¢ Central Nervous System: Dizziness, Headache.
â€¢ Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
â€¢ Blood: High concentration of eosinophils, platelet counts in the blood, decrease in white blood cells, low prothrombin levels, bleeding.
â€¢ Lab tests: Increase in liver enzyme, elevated BUN (Blood urea, nitrogen).
â€¢ Local: Indurations/tightness/warmth.
â€¢ Genitourinary: Vaginal inflammation.
â€¢ Miscellaneous: Fatal ceftriaxone-calcium precipitates in lung and kidneys of neonates.
When is Ceftriaxone not to be taken? (Contraindications)
Ceftriaxone should not be used by patients with allergy to ceftriaxone or other cephalosporin class antibacterials, penicillins, or other beta-lactam antibacterials
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