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    Information about Ceftriaxone

    Ceftriaxone uses

    Ceftriaxone is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How ceftriaxone works

    Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

    Common side effects of ceftriaxone

    Diarrhea, Abnormal liver function tests, Rash
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    13 Jan 2020 | 04:55 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Ceftriaxone

    • Your doctor has prescribed Ceftriaxone to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
    • Discontinue Ceftriaxone and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.

    Frequently asked questions for Ceftriaxone


    Q. How long does Ceftriaxone takes to work?

    Usually, Ceftriaxone starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

    Q. What if I do not get better after using Ceftriaxone?

    Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

    Q. For how long does Ceftriaxone stay in the body?

    Usually, Ceftriaxone stays in the body for around 2 days after completely stopping the medicine.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 January, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)