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Who Should Not Take Rocephin?

The following people should not take Rocephin:
  • People who are allergic to Rocephin, Rocephin-related medications (such as Omnicef® or Keflex®), or any inactive ingredients used in making Rocephin. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients in Rocephin.
  • Newborns (especially if they are premature) with extremely high levels of bilirubin. Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) may be a sign of high levels of bilirubin.

Precautions and Warnings With Rocephin: Summary

There are a number of situations where Rocephin should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with this drug. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for Rocephin were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the Rocephin precautions and/or warnings that may apply to you.
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