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ThisÂ medicationÂ is given by injection into a muscle or vein as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Drink plenty of fluids while using this medication unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from yourÂ health careÂ professional. Avoid mixingÂ ceftriaxoneÂ with IV fluids that haveÂ calciumÂ in them (such as Ringer's solution, Hartmann's solution, parenteralÂ nutrition-TPN/PPN). Consult yourÂ pharmacistÂ for details about the safe use of IVÂ calciumÂ products in infants, children, and adults (see Precautions section). Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
If you are using the frozen pre-mixed solution, thaw the bag at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If the bag is thawed in the refrigerator, let it sit at room temperature at least 1 hour before using. Do not thaw by putting in a water bath or microwaving. After thawing, shake well and squeeze the bag to check for leaks. Discard solution if the bag leaks. Do not re-freeze the solution after thawing.
For the best effect, use this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, use this medication at the same time(s) every day.
Continue to use this medication for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Swelling, redness, or pain at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor orÂ pharmacistÂ promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed thisÂ medicationÂ because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, unusual tiredness, symptoms ofÂ gallbladderÂ disease (such asÂ stomach/abdominal pain,Â nausea,Â vomiting), signs ofÂ kidneyÂ problems (such as change in the amount of urine), pink/bloody/dark urine, painful/frequent urination, back/side pain, yellowingÂ eyes/skin, uncontrollable movements, mental/mood changes (such as confusion),Â seizures.
This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associatedÂ diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Tell your doctor right away if you develop:Â diarrheaÂ that doesn't stop, abdominal orÂ stomach pain/cramping,Â blood/mucusÂ in your stool.
Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oralÂ thrushÂ or a newÂ yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in yourÂ mouth, a change inÂ vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.
A very seriousÂ allergic reactionÂ to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a seriousÂ allergic reaction, including:Â rash,Â itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severeÂ dizziness,Â trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.