Rocephin Reactions

Rocephin® (ceftriaxone) is a medication often prescribed for treating various bacterial infections and preventing infections during surgery.
 
Although most people tolerate this antibiotic well, it is possible to develop side effects while taking this product. Reactions caused by Rocephin may include:
 
  • Pain, warmth, and/or minor swelling at the injection site
  • Unexplained rash
  • Diarrhea.
     
In most cases, side effects such as these are minor and easily treated. However, notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop serious reactions while taking Rocephin, such as watery diarrhea, blood in the stools, or difficulty breathing.
 
It is also important to know that Rocephin can cause other problems (such as drug interactions) and may not be suitable for some people. Therefore, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking (including nonprescription medicines, herbal supplements, and vitamins).
 
(Click Side Effects of Rocephin and Precautions and Warnings With Rocephin for a more complete list of possible reactions, including other potentially serious problems with this drug that require immediate medical attention. These articles also discuss who may not be able to safely use this antibiotic.)
 
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