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Generic: CEFTRIAXONE (sef try ax one)

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

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Rocephin or Ceftriaxone is used for the treatment of bacterial infections.
  • What is Ceftriaxone? How it can help in improving health?

Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic medication from the cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) class of medications. This medication fights against certain bacterial infection in your body. The treatment with Ceftriaxone is useful to treat different types of bacterial infections, even severe or life-threatening bacterial infections such as meningitis.

  • What are the health conditions in which this treatment can’t be used?

The treatment with Ceftriaxone, or other similar antibiotics should not be done in those patients who have hypersensitivity to Cephalosporin. Patient with allergies to Cephalosporin should also avoid Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef, and others.

Pregnant females and breast feeding mothers should also avoid this treatment unless advice by doctor seeing the potential benefits of the treatment more essential for health than the possible risks to health of baby.

  • What is the most important guideline of using Ceftriaxone for getting meaningful treatment?

Before using Ceftriaxone, patient should inform his or her doctor if any of the following health conditions are there:

  • liver or kidney disease,
  • diabetes,
  • gallbladder disease,
  • colitis or other stomach,
  • intestinal disorder,
  • you are malnourished,
  • if you are allergic to penicillin.

Moreover, patient should use the medication for the full prescribed length. May be you notice satisfactory improvement in your symptoms before the infection is completely cleared, but do not discontinue treatment. Skipping doses may badly affect the results of your treatment and increase your risk of getting further resistant infection to antibiotics.

Most important thing that a user of this medication should know is Ceftriaxone only treat bacterial infection and it will not provide any health benefit in case of viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Breast feeding as Ceftriaxone can pass into breast milk. In this way it can harm health of your baby. Do not use it without prior medical consultation with your doctor is such condition.

The treatment is not safe to be used in children.

 In infrequent cases antibiotic medicines are linked with diarrhea like health conditions, which may also be a sign of a new infection. During treatment if you experience diarrhea whether it is watery or has blood in it, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Before seeing your doctor, do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea.

  •  Is this treatment may cause any health dangers or what are the side effects of Ceftriaxone?

For ensuring safe and meaningful treatment with Ceftriaxone, inform your doctor if you are allergic to ceftriaxone or any other ingredients of the medicine or to other cephalosporin antibiotics. In case of allergic reaction, patient may notice symptoms such as hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Rare case patient may get side effect with this treatment such as:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody,
  • fever or chills,
  • swollen glands,
  • joint pain,
  • white patches or sores inside mouth or on lips,
  • unusual bleeding from nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum),
  • skin rash or bruising,
  • numbness,
  • muscle weakness,
  • pale or yellowed skin,
  • dark colored urine,
  • urinating less than usual,
  • seizure (convulsions),
  • stomach pain, nausea, heartburn,
  • What can be done in case of overdose with Ceftriaxone?

Patients are advised to tag along all the instruction regarding dosing, storing and other general things till the therapy is completed for full health benefit. If anyone has mistakenly overdosed with Rocephin, it is required that the drug concentration level should be reduced. Though there are no antidotes till for instant help yet your doctor may refer you a suitable treatment based on your conditional symptoms.

  • Do I can suffer any type of adverse effect relating to my mental alertness?


Is it safe to drive or use any machine after taking Ceftriaxone?

In general, it is good to have a bit of rest after taking any medicine. Till now there is no evident data to show adverse effect of this medication on mental alertness, so you can easily go for driving or operate machines that require mental alertness.

  • Does medication with Ceftriaxone is affected by alcohol?

No, there is no evidence that alcohol consumption interact with Ceftriaxone clinical pharmacology. However, it is a safe practice to keep your alcohol consumption at a minimum level while you are taking any medicine.


Rocephin or Ceftriaxone is used for the treatment of bacterial infections.
Rocephin or Ceftriaxone is used for the treatment of bacterial infections.
Rocephin or Ceftriaxone is used for the treatment of bacterial infections.

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