Treats bacterial infections. Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but it is only available as an injectable, so it is usually only used in a hospital or doctor's office.
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› Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is available as a generic.
› It is good at treating many types of bacterial infections.
› People usually have few side effects when taking it.
Downsides and risks
› Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is only available as an injectable.
› If you have to take Rocephin (ceftriaxone) at home, your doctor will have to place a small tube into your skin, and either you or a nurse will inject the medicine.
› If you're taking Rocephin (ceftriaxone) at home, you have to store it in the fridge, and a nurse might have to see you often to do blood tests.
› You might not be able to use Rocephin (ceftriaxone) if you've had problems with your large intestine or gallbladder.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
› Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is usually given in a hospital or doctor’s office. If you have to take it at home, your doctor might place a small tube into your skin so the medicine can be injected. Store the medicine in the fridge, but take it out and leave it at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before you inject it.
› Before taking Rocephin (ceftriaxone), tell your doctor if you are allergic to cephalosporins, penicillins, or any other medications.
› Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you get a rash, itchy skin, trouble breathing, or swelling in your face or mouth.
› Diarrhea is a common side effect that should go away when you stop Rocephin (ceftriaxone). Tell your doctor if it doesn't stop, or if you develop very watery or bloody stools.