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 attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

    Common side effects of ceftriaxone

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Ceftriaxone

    • ₹24 to ₹127
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹33 to ₹51
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹19 to ₹70
      Galpha Laboratories Ltd
      6 variant(s)
    • ₹25 to ₹129
      Cachet Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹43 to ₹62
      Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹43 to ₹51
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹27 to ₹65
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹25 to ₹33
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹28 to ₹65
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹28 to ₹53
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Ceftriaxone

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
    • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Ceftriaxone immediately and consult your doctor.
    • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
    • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Ceftriaxone


    Q. Is it bactericidal or bacteristatic?
    It is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is bactericidal drug
    Q. Is ceftriaxone compatible with potassium or potassium chloride?
    Yes, ceftriaxone is compatible with potassium or potassium chloride when taken together
    Q. What organisms does Ceftriaxone cover?
    Ceftriaxone is active against pseudomonas, staphylococcus, and klebsiella bacteria. It has no activity against chlamydia, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa), and mycoplasma.
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    Q. Is ceftriaxone a form of penicillin drug?
    No, ceftriaxone is not a penicillin drug
    Q. Is Ceftriaxone safe in liver disease?
    Yes, Ceftriaxone is safe in liver disease. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug
    Q. Is Ceftriaxone the same as cephalexin, Monocef-o, Monocef 200, Monocef tablet, Cefakind, or Cefakind 250?
    No, all are different cephalosporin antibiotics. Monocef-o, Monocef 200, or Monocef tablet contain cefpodoxmine, and Cefakind, or Cefakind 250 contain cefuroxime

    Content on this page was last updated on 25 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)