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Available only by prescription, Rocephin® (ceftriaxone) is a medication used to treat a wide variety of infections, such as respiratory tract infections, ear infections, and meningitis. This medicine comes in the form of a solution and is administered either intravenously (by IV) or through an intramuscular shot. As an antibiotic, Rocephin works to destroy bacteria by preventing bacteria from forming cell walls.
Although most people tolerate the shots and IV injections well, Rocephin is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with this antibiotic, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements). Possible side effects may include diarrhea, an unexplained rash, and reactions at the injection site.
(Click Rocephin for a more in-depth look at how these shots are administered, how the antibiotic works, general dosing guidelines, and information on what to tell your healthcare provider before using this drug.)
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