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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:


    • Ceftriaxone
    • Other cephalosporins
    • Penicillin
    • 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.)

What Is It Used For?

Some examples of infections that it is used to treat include:
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.)
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