Spectacef Injection (Ceftriaxone)
What is Spectacef Injection (Ceftriaxone) used for?
Spectacef Injection (Ceftriaxone) is an antibiotic used to treat intense infections. These include life threatening conditions such as bacterial meningitis. It has also shown effectiveness in treating less serious conditions including gonorrhea, pneumonia, and Lyme disease. The injection works by preventing further growth of bacteria and allows the body to fight the infection naturally.
How should I use Spectacef Injection (Ceftriaxone)?
Spectacef Injection (Ceftriaxone) should be used exactly as instructed by your physician and according to the instructions included with the medication. Ask your health care provider to demonstrate the correct procedure for application. If you your partner or another person is required to administer the injection, be sure to have they have also seen a demonstration.
The dosage is injected either intramuscularly or intravenously. It is important to use the medication at the same time each day to ensure its maximum effectiveness. The complete cycle of antibiotics should be completed even if the symptoms seem to disappear. Failure to do this may result in a relapse of symptoms with more resistant bacteria.
Any questions about application or dosage should be directed toward your physician as misuse may have serious consequences. Also note that overuse of this antibiotic may result in a decrease in effectiveness during future treatments.
What are the side effects of Spectacef Injection (Ceftriaxone)?
Some side effects have been reported by patients using Spectacef Injection (Ceftriaxone). These side effects include the following:
More serious side effects may include:
Any intense side effects should be disclosed to your physician as soon as they are experienced as they require immediate medical attention. If any common side effects worry you or become intense or persistent, be sure to inform your physician.
Inform your physician if you are allergic to any cephalosporin antibiotics before taking Spectacef Injection (Ceftriaxone). Also disclose any kidney disease, liver disease, gallbladder problems, or digestive tract disorders.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Spectacef Injection (Ceftriaxone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallow.