What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to having this medication administered if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Ceftriaxone and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Will be having any surgery
- Have any allergies. This includes allergies to:
- Other cephalosporins
- Other types of antibiotics.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Ceftriaxone Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this medication.)
- Respiratory tract infection, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, strep throat, or tonsillitis
- Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
- Joint infection (septic arthritis)
- Middle ear infection (otitis media)
- Blood infection
- Irritation of the prostate (prostatitis)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Skin infection, such as cellulitis
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Ceftriaxone is also used before surgery to decrease the chances of an infection.
(See Ceftriaxone Uses for other infections that ceftriaxone is used to treat.)