If you have a bacterial infection, your healthcare provider may recommend Rocephin® (ceftriaxone). This prescription medication is approved for treating a wide variety of infections, such as respiratory tract infections, ear infections, and meningitis. As a type of cephalosporin antibiotic, Rocephin works to destroy bacteria by preventing bacteria from forming cell walls.
This antibiotic comes in the form of a solution and is administered either intravenously (by IV) or by an intramuscular injection. Rocephin is usually administered once or twice a day, depending on your healthcare provider's instructions.
Even though most people tolerate Rocephin well, the antibiotic is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and nonprescription medicines). Possible side effects may include diarrhea, an unexplained rash, and reactions at the injection site.
(For more information, click Rocephin. This eMedTV article provides a complete overview of this medicine, including general dosing guidelines, overdose symptoms, and what to tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)