Ceftriaxone Drug Interactions
If you are taking both ceftriaxone and sulfinpyrazone, your body may metabolize the drugs differently than intended and significantly increase the amount of ceftriaxone in your system. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress more closely and adjust your dosage accordingly.
Calcium or Calcium-Containing Products
Calcium and calcium-containing products can bind to ceftriaxone and cause dangerous deposits in the lungs and kidneys. This is most likely to occur in newborns. Therefore, ceftriaxone should never be given to newborns who must also receive a calcium-containing IV product (even if the medications are given at different times).
For any other age group, such calcium IV products can be given, as long as they are not mixed with ceftriaxone or given at the same time. The IV must be thoroughly flushed between ceftriaxone and calcium products. It is important to be aware that many different IV medications contain calcium.
Ceftriaxone Drug Interactions: SummaryIt is possible that not all ceftriaxone drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the specific drug interactions that may apply to you.