Safety Issues With Rocephin

Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects. However, not everyone who receives this drug will experience side effects. In most cases, when people do develop side effects, they are minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by a healthcare provider.
Common side effects of Rocephin include, but are not limited to:
  • Pain, warmth, and/or minor swelling at injection site
  • Unexplained rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Increase in liver enzymes.
Some less common but more serious side effects can also occur.
(Click Side Effects of Rocephin to learn more about the specific side effects of this drug, including potentially serious side effects.)

Drug Interactions

Rocephin can interact with a number of medicines.
(Click Drug Interactions With Rocephin for more information.)

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Rocephin?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to having the medicine administered if you:
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Rocephin and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Will be having any surgery
  • Have any allergies. This includes allergies to:


    • Rocephin
    • Other cephalosporins
    • Penicillin
    • Other types of antibiotics.


Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Rocephin for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this drug.)
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