Rocephin Medication Information
Rocephin® (ceftriaxone) is commonly prescribed to treat several types of bacterial infections. For example, this antibiotic can treat:
- Respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, strep throat, or tonsillitis
- Middle ear infections (otitis media)
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
This antibiotic is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medications you are taking before prescribing Rocephin.
Although many people do not have any problems while taking this drug, Rocephin can cause side effects, such as diarrhea, an unexplained rash, and reactions at the injection site. If negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
Rocephin comes in the form of a solution and is administered either by an intramuscular injection or intravenously (by IV). It is typically given once or twice a day.
(Click Rocephin for more information on this medication. This article covers how this prescription antibiotic works, lists additional side effects, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)