Rocephine for UTI has been an effective method of treating health conditions that involves pathogen. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs in the urinary tract system in the human body. It affects body parts like the kidney, bladder, uterus, urethra etc. It happens to anyone but is more common among women. It can be prevented by proper personal hygiene and if a person is affected it can be treated with some antibiotics.
Rocephin is an intravenous and intramuscular antibiotics used to treat bacteria infections and urinary tract infection is included. It stops bacterial cells from growing by preventing enzymes from ever producing bacteria layers thereby alleviating any infection which includes urinary tract infection.
WHAT IS ROCEPHIN?
Rocephin is an antibiotics used to treat health conditions involving any kind of pathogen (bacteria infection) in the urinary tractor system, bonds, lungs, skin, joint, abdomen and other areas of the body. This infections includes; intra-abdominal infections, urinary tractor infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, prosthetic joint infection and gonococcal infections. It also treats life threatening health conditions like pyelonephritis and meningitis. Rocephin is used as a prophylaxis before surgery.
Rocephin is a white yellowish- orange crystalline powder. It also comes in and injectable form. Rocephin is also called Ceftriaxone Sodium. Rocephin is from the class of drugs called cephalosporin. It is available in generic form, the 3rd generation precisely. In some way, Rocephin is similar to fetroja. They have same side effects but definitely do not do the same work as medicines. Rocephin can either be used alone or with other interacting medicines.
WHAT IS UTI?
UTI means Urinary Tract Infection. It occurs when one or more parts of the urinary system which includes; the kidney, bladder, ureter or uterus becomes infected with a pathogen known as bacteria.
Some common symptoms of urinary tract infection includes;
- Pain or burning during urination.
- Bad and unpleasant smell from the vagina.
- Lower abdominal pain
People who are at risk of urinary tract infection complications includes;
- Men with enlarged prostrates
- Elderly people
- Pregnant women
- Diabetes patients
- People with kidney problems, etc.
FORMS AND STRENGTHS OF ROCEPHIN
- Rocephin come in both powder and injection form.
- The powder form is used for IV solution. Its strengths includes; 250mg, 500mg or 1g, 2g, 10g, 100g.
- The strengths of the injection form includes; 1g, 2g or 50ml.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ROCEPHIN
Although rocephin treats a lot of health conditions, it also has a whole lot of side effects ranging from common time rare side effects.
1. Common Side Effects Includes;
- Sore throat
- Black stool
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Painful urination
- Swollen glands
- Unusual bleeding
- Pain at the site of injection, etc.
2. Rare Side Effects Includes
- Blood nose
- Watery diarrhea
- Stomach ache
- Abdominal pain
- Bleeding gums
- Blood in urine or stool
- Change in skin color
- Red or dark urine
- Difficulty in breathing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Increased sweating
- Increased thirst
- Joint inflammation
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Cold or flu
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pale skin
- Swelling around eye
- Redness of the face
- Tightness if the chest
- Swelling of the leg
- Unusual weight loss
- Yellowing of eyes
- Unpleasant breath odor
- Loss of taste
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Pass in out gas
- Thick and white vaginal discharge
- Red irritated eyes
- Overactive reflexes
Some of these side effects do not need medical attention, they would go with time as your body gets use to the medicine. Also, your Doctor should be able to tell you ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. That is why is good to let your Doctor prescribed it to you or let your Doctor know that you what to take Rocephin so as to guide you well.
ROCEPHIN FOR UTI?
Rocephin is prescribed by a Doctor for the treatment of UTIs during to its quick mechanic and absorption rate. Rocephin is known to fight against bacteria that builds up infection walls. According to research, a study was conducted on about 52 patients who have UTIs, 26 of them were given Trimethoprim SulfaMethoxozole (TMS) and the other 26 patients were given Rocephin.
Among the patients who were given Trimethoprim SulfaMethoxozole (TMS), 13 of them where still shown to be positive of UTIs and on the other hand, about 20 patients who took Rocephin came out negative of UTIs. It was then proven that Rocephin is one of the best antibiotics for treating UTIs.
HOW IS ROCEPHIN SUPPLIED?
Rocephin is supplied as a white to yellowish-orange sterile crystalline powder in a small glass bottle. It is important to note that rocephin powder should be stored in a room temperature of 25°C (77°F) or below. It should not be placed under any form of light.
The glass bottle contains the following;
- A glass bottle of 1gm equivalent of ceftriaxone; a box of 1 (NDC 0004-1964-04) and a box of 10 (NDC 0004-1964-01).
- A glass bottle of 1 gm equivalent of ceftriaxone; a box of 1 (NDC 0004-1963-02) and a box of 10 (NDC 0004-1963-01).
THINGS YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE TAKING ROCEPHIN
There are something you need to do before taking Rocephin. They include;
- Let your Doctor know about your medical history.
- Avoid consuming food that have Calcium as they tend to interact with the medicine.
- Your Doctor has to do a urine test to identify the type of bacteria causing your urinary tract infection.
- Undergo and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) to know the resistance of bacteria to available antibiotics.
- Check the ingredients of the medicine to know if you are allergic to any of them.
DOSAGE OF ROCEPHIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION
The appropriate dosage when choosing to use rocephin to treat UTIs is 1g to 2g per day (intravenous) or 2 doses a day divided into 12 hours (intramuscular).
WHAT IF YOU TAKE AN OVERDOES OF ROCEPHIN?
I’m a situation where you take an overdose of Rocephin, you cannot reduce it with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. There is no antidote found to treat an overdose of rocephin so it is rather symptomatic.
HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE FOR YOU TO BE RELIEVED OF UTI AFTER TALING ROCEPHIN?
According to research, Rocephin is found to relieve you of UTIs in about 2 to 14 days. This it when it is uncomplicated. If the UTIs is complicated, it can take about 7 to 14 days to be alleviated from the body. I advice you visit your Doctor to notify the difference between complicated and uncomplicated UTIs.
WHAT ELSE CAN ROCEPHIN BE USED?
Apart from treating Urinary Tract Infection, rocephin can be used to treat a lot of other health issues. These are just a few of what rocephin can be used to treat as there are lots of health conditions rocephin is used to treat.
- Infections in the bones
- Intra abdominal infection
- Lower respiratory tract infection
- Bacteria meningitis
- Skin and soft tissue infection
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Rectal gonorrhea
- Lyme disease
- Invasive meningococcal disease
- Sexually Transmitted Disease
- Prosthetic joint infection
- Satronellosis in HIV infected patient.
- Typhoid fever
- Whipple disease
- Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
- Acute bacterial rhinosinusities
- Invasive strep pneumonia infections
WHO ARE NOT ADVISED TO TAKE ROCEPHIN?
- A person who is allergic to Rocephin or any of it ingredients
- A person who is allergic to other types of cephalosporins like cephalaxin.
- A person who is allergic to penicillins like amoxicillin.
- A person with hypersensitivity reaction.
- A person with anemia.
- A person who just had a surgery
- A female who is on her menstruation period.
- A pregnant and breast feeding woman
- A person who has gastrointestinal issues.
- A person with gallbladder disease.
- A person who has renal impairment.
- A person who is already on medication
WHAT IF ROCEPHIN DOES NOT WORK?
It is known that people are different but it is very rare for rocephin not to work. However, if Rocephin does not work for you then the Doctor may prescribe another medication for same results.
IS THERE AM ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE FOR ROCEPHIN?
Yes. There are alternative medicine for Rocephin and they are also antibiotics. Rocephin are used to treat UTI but it the case where it is not working for a patient, there are alternatives which your Doctor would recommend, provided they are also antibiotics.
Below are six (6) alternative medication for Rocephin that aid the treatment of UTIs. They include;
- Nitrofurantion For UTI: The proper dosage for this medication are 500mg and 1000mg.
- Amoxicilin For UTI: The proper dosage for this medication are 250mg, 275mg and 500mg.
- Cephalexin FOR UTI: The proper dosage for this medication are 25mg, 50mg, 250mg and 500mg
- Ciprofloxcin For UTI: The proper dosage for this medication are 250mg, 500mg and 1000mg.
- Levoflaxacin For UTI: The proper dosage for this medication are 250mg and 750mg.
- Doxycycline For UTI: The proper dosage for this medication are 100mg and 200mg.
Rocephin is generally used to treat bacteria infections which includes UTIs. Its quick properties and mechanism of action makes it easy to slow down the growth of bacterial cells in the urinary tract system.