Accuzon 500 Mg Injection 1
Ceftriaxone is used to treat bacterial infections of abdomen, pelvic inflammation, skin, prosthetic joint, and bacterial rhinosinusitis, gonococcal, and meningitis.
How does the drug work?
Ceftriaxone is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It acts by inhibiting bacterial cell wall by binding to transpeptidases or transaminases. These transpeptidases are penicillin-binding proteins that catalyze the cross-link of peptidoglycan polymers, which are essential for bacterial cell wall synthesis. Thus, ceftriaxone ruptures cell wall and kills the bacteria.
What are the common side effect?
The most common side effects of ceftriaxone are flushing, allergy, fever, skin rash, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, heartburn, black and bloody stools, stomach cramp, stomach pain, and bloating.
• It is important to inform the physician before taking ranitidine with other medications such as certain painkillers, diabetic drugs, antiviral agents, etc. This is due to the interaction of Accuzon ingredients with these drugs which lead to unwanted Accuzon side effects.
• Do not drink alcohol while taking Accuzon medicine as it can further lower the blood pressure and increase the Accuzon side effects.
• Patients taking medicine Accuzon tablet should not perform activities that require them to be alert such as driving and operating machinery.
• Don’t use Accuzon drug if there is a previous history of allergic reaction to it or any ingredients present in it.
• Take the Accuzon medication at the same time every day to avail the most benefits of the drug.
• Special care should be taken by the patients suffering from liver and kidney diseases. Dose alterations are done by the doctor if needed.
• Continue the Accuzon medication even after feeling well. Use full course of treatment as there is a chance of rebounding effects.
1. Is ceftriaxone safe in children? Newborns who age 28 days should not take the drug. Infants and children who are above than this should consult the doctor for the safe use of the drug.
2. Does ceftriaxone interacts with calcium medicines? Yes, ceftriaxone may interact with calcium drugs, patients should not take calcium medicine in any dosage form while using ceftriaxone.
3. Can I take BCG vaccine when on ceftriaxone treatment? No, ceftriaxone may interact with live vaccines such as BCG. So avoid using such vaccines.
4. What are the drugs that may interact with ceftriaxone? Patients using ceftriaxone should avoid using aminoglycosides, anticoagulants, or cyclosporines, as these may have drug-drug interactions.
5. Does ceftriaxone acts against viral infections? No, ceftriaxone does not act against viral infections. It treats only bacterial infections.