If you have a bacterial infection, your healthcare provider may recommend the prescription drug Rocephin® (ceftriaxone).
Most people respond well to this antibiotic. However, before you begin treatment with Rocephin, the drug's safety information should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, it is important to know that you may not be able to take this antibiotic if you have certain allergies (such as an allergy to penicillin).
It is also possible to develop side effects while taking Rocephin. Some of the most common problems that have been reported include diarrhea, a rash, and reactions at the injection site. In addition, this antibiotic can negatively interact with certain other medications, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medicines you are taking (including nonprescription medications and herbal supplements).
(For more information on taking this product safely, click Precautions and Warnings With Rocephin. This article takes a closer look at safety issues and explains what your healthcare provider needs to know before prescribing this antibiotic.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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