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U.S. Brand Names
Canadian Brand Names
Mexican Brand Names
Amcef; Aurofox; Axtar; Benaxona; Cefaxona; Cefraden; Ceftrex; Ceftrianol; Ceftrilem; Megion; Rocephin; Tacex; Terbac; Triaken; Triox
Antibiotic, Cephalosporin (Third Generation)
Reasons not to take this medicine
• Do not give this medicine to a newborn whose skin or eyes are yellow or who has high bilirubin levels in the blood.
• If you have an allergy to ceftriaxone or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
How does it work?
• Ceftriaxone works to injure the bacteria and fight the infection.
How is it best taken?
• To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
• This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.
• This medicine can be given at home.
• Your healthcare provider may teach you how to give the shot.
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Throw away needles in needle/sharp disposal box and return box to healthcare provider when full.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• If you are diabetic, this medicine may interfere with Clinitest®. Use another method of urine glucose testing like Clinistix® or Tes-Tape®.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store as directed by healthcare provider.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2005-04-07 16:26:20.0
Modified: 2010-03-09 08:19:45.0
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