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Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Ceftriaxone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection is a drug which is used for treating bacterial infections. It is administered to the patient in the form of an injection. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as gonorrhea (infection of female reproductive organ), pelvic inflammatory disease and also infections of lungs, skin, blood, bones, joints and abdomen. Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection belongs to a class of medications known as cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by killing the bacteria.

It should always be taken under a doctor’s guidance. Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection comes in the form of powder which is mixed with liquid and then injected intravenously (into a vein) over a period of 30 to 60 minutes. However, sometimes it is also injected into a muscle. It is usually injected as a single dose. Sometimes it is injected multiple times with a gap of 4 to 14 days between doses.

This medication should always be taken under the supervision of a medical expert. There are also some other precautions you need to take. Firstly check if you have any allergies to any of the ingredients of Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection. Also inform the consulting doctor about any prescribed drugs or dietary supplement that you are taking currently on to avoid side effects. Inform your doctor about any history of liver disease, kidney disease or digestive problems. Also if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, it is advisable not to take this medication as it might have harmful effects on your baby.

Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection might cause some side effects like pain, tenderness, hardness or warmth in the place where it was injected; it may also result in pale skin ,weakness or diarrhea. These are common symptoms and usually go away on their own. However sometimes certain side effects can be serious. These maybe rash, stomach cramps, stomach pain, chest pain, painful urination, swelling in legs and feet, peeling skin, difficulty swallowing or breathing, rash etc. It is important to consult a doctor as soon as these symptoms occur. It is extremely important not to overdose as it can cause harmful effects. Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection should be kept at cool temperature away from direct sunlight. It should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection treats meningitis, which is an inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis.
  • Bacterial Septicemia

    Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection helps in treating septicemia which is an infection of the blood caused by Staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes.
  • Gonococcal Infection

    It is used to cure gonococcal infection which is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  • Urinary Tract Infection

    It treats infections of the urinary tract caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Pneumonia

    Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection is used to cure community-acquired pneumonia. It is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Bone And Joint Infections

    Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection is used to cure bone and joint infections like septic arthritis and osteomyelitis caused by Staphylococci and Streptococci species.
  • Skin And Structure Infection

    Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection helps in treating Skin and structure infection like cellulitis, wound infection and cutaneous abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Allergy

    Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to it or any other ingredient of the medication.
  • Hypoglycemia

  • Bloody And Cloudy Urine

  • Painful Urination

  • Swelling Of Face, Lips, Eyelids, Tongue, Hands And Feet

  • Difficulty To Breath

  • Irregular Heart Beat

  • Weight Gain

  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

  • Headache

  • Fracture of Bones

  • Severe Muscle Pain

  • Disorder of Tooth

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for 24 hours after the initial action has begun.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medication occurs rapidly after being administered in the body.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy in near future.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for use in women who are breastfeeding. The risk of adverse effect is very high in infants and hence the potential benefits and risks should be considered before using this medication.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not take two doses within a day to make up for the previous day's missed dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Appropriate supportive measures should be initiated immediately if the symptoms are severe.

Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection belongs to the third generation of cephalosporins. It works by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to penicillin binding proteins which would stop the growth and multiplication of bacteria.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease


    This medication should be used with caution in patients suffering from Gastrointestinal Disorders, Liver Disease, Seizure disorders and Renal disease.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    You should limit the consumption of alcohol while taking Ceftriaxone 1000 MG Injection.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication is known to interact with Amikacin, Chloramphenicol, Ethinyl Estradiol, Cholera Vaccine and Furosemide.
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