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CEFTRIAXONE is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -any chronic illness -bowel disease, like colitis -both kidney and liver disease -high bilirubin level in newborn patients -an unusual or allergic reaction to ceftriaxone, other cephalosporin or penicillin antibiotics, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
This medicine is injected into a muscle or infused it into a vein. It is usually given in a medical office or clinic. If you are to give this medicine you will be taught how to inject it. Follow instructions carefully. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early even if you feel better. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications: -intravenous calcium This medicine may also interact with the following medications: -birth control pills
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse. Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery. If you are being treated for a sexually transmitted disease, avoid sexual contact until you have finished your treatment. Having sex can infect your sexual partner. Calcium may bind to this medicine and cause lung or kidney problems. Avoid calcium products while taking this medicine and for 48 hours after taking the last dose of this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -breathing problems -fever, chills -irregular heartbeat -pain when passing urine -seizures -stomach pain, cramps -unusual bleeding, bruising -unusually weak or tired Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -diarrhea -dizzy, drowsy -headache -nausea, vomiting -pain, swelling, irritation where injected -stomach upset -sweating.