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Review: could Ceftriaxone cause Anaphylaxis?

Summary: Anaphylaxis is found among people who take Ceftriaxone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ceftriaxone sodium, and have Pneumonia.

We study 6,807 people who have side effects while taking Ceftriaxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 192 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.

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Ceftriaxone

Ceftriaxone has active ingredients of ceftriaxone sodium. It is often used in pneumonia. (latest outcomes from 6,843 Ceftriaxone users)

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain. (latest reports from 28,935 Anaphylaxis patients)

On Feb, 7, 2015: 6,807 people reported to have side effects when taking Ceftriaxone. Among them, 192 people (2.82%) have Anaphylaxis.

Trend of Anaphylaxis in Ceftriaxone reports

Time on Ceftriaxone when people have Anaphylaxis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anaphylaxis100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Ceftriaxone * :

FemaleMale
Anaphylaxis51.59%48.41%

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Ceftriaxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anaphylaxis1.35%6.76%8.11%6.76%10.14%9.46%21.62%35.81%

Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Ceftriaxone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pneumonia (10 people, 5.21%)
  2. Cough (7 people, 3.65%)
  3. Back pain (7 people, 3.65%)
  4. Upper respiratory tract infection (7 people, 3.65%)
  5. Oropharyngeal pain (7 people, 3.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ceftriaxone sodium (50 people, 26.04%)
  2. Sodium chloride (12 people, 6.25%)
  3. Propofol (9 people, 4.69%)
  4. Aspirin (7 people, 3.65%)
  5. Sodium salicylate ect (7 people, 3.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I had 2 anaphylactic responses within three weeks of each other and I am looking for a common element. I had taken it before but prn. Then I had rotator cuff surgery and took it while away and reacted within an hr and didn't take one again until yesterday and within an hour I was back in emergency. The only common food factor other then this drug was chicken. I am pursuing, diligently to figure this out.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Was on Cymbalta 30mg for around 3 weeks and was increased to 60mg. Three days after beginning 60mg dosage, I went into Anaphylactic Shock. First my eyes were sensitive to light and I had brain fog. The following day, I thought I was beginning to feel better and in the middle of a store, the right side of my face drew up as if I were having a stroke and tongue swollen out of mouth and airways were blocked. My mother rushed me to the hospital where they diagnosed me with Anaphylactic shock, was in CCU for a couple of days with IVs and several EpiPens later and a couple of days in a regular hospital room with several other shock episodes in between. I almost died.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • since having 2 episodes so far this year which nobody knows what caused them. i suffer with my breathing and have chest pains. i never had these before the shock

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