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.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/.
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