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
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Available Medicine for Ceftriaxone

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XoneAlkem Laboratories Ltd
28 to ₹1305 variant(s)
MonotaxBiochem Pharmaceutical Industries
24 to ₹1254 variant(s)
OdicefGalpha Laboratories Ltd
19 to ₹696 variant(s)
TraxolCachet Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
25 to ₹1285 variant(s)
OframaxSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
25 to ₹1134 variant(s)
HetexoneHetero Drugs Ltd
491 variant(s)
MaczoneMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
27 to ₹643 variant(s)
CefaxoneLupin Ltd
21 to ₹354 variant(s)
C TriZuventus Healthcare Ltd
25 to ₹1305 variant(s)

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. Is Ceftriaxone safe?

Ceftriaxone is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How long does Ceftriaxone take 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. Who should not take Ceftriaxone?

Ceftriaxone should not be prescribed to people who are allergic to Ceftriaxone or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor if you have or ever had any problems with your liver, kidneys, gall bladder or any other blood related disorders such as hemolytic anemia. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you are planning a baby, do not take Ceftriaxone without consulting your doctor to avoid any harmful effects on the baby. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

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.

Q. Is Ceftriaxone effective?

Ceftriaxone is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Ceftriaxone too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.


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