Ceftriaxone Side Effects

Rare Ceftriaxone Side Effects

Ceftriaxone has some rare side effects that occur in less than 1 percent of patients. It is difficult to tell whether these side effects are due to the medication or something else.
Some of these possible ceftriaxone side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Headaches
  • Yeast infection
  • Inflammation of the vagina (vaginitis)
  • Dizziness
  • Chills
  • Anemia
  • Low platelets in the blood (thrombocytopenia)
  • Sweating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Serious intestinal infection (enterocolitis).

Final Thoughts on Ceftriaxone Side Effects

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects. Also, let you healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a ceftriaxone side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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