Rocephin Dangers

Although most people do not have any problems while taking Rocephin® (ceftriaxone), this antibiotic is not free of dangerous risks. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about the risks that may apply to you. Potential dangers of Rocephin include possible side effects, such as:
  • Pain, warmth, and/or minor swelling at the injection site
  • Unexplained rash
  • Diarrhea.
Although side effects of Rocephin tend to be minor, there are some serious side effects of the medication that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as blood in stools, watery diarrhea, or difficulty breathing.
Other Rocephin warnings apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies. Also, it may be dangerous to take Rocephin with certain medications, including some nonprescription medicines and herbal supplements.
(Click Side Effects of Rocephin and Precautions and Warnings With Rocephin for more safety issues to be aware of before starting treatment. This article also explains what to tell your healthcare provider before using Rocephin and who may not be able to safely use the medication.)
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