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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.