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    Information about Ceftriaxone

    Ceftriaxone uses

    Ceftriaxone is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
    It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

    How ceftriaxone works

    Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body.

    Common side effects of ceftriaxone

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

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    Expert advice for Ceftriaxone

    • Your doctor has prescribed Ceftriaxone to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
    • 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 doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
    • If you're on blood thinners, Ceftriaxone can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.

    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.

    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 15 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)