Suprax vs. Ceftriaxone

Are Suprax and Ceftriaxone the Same Thing?

Suprax (cefixime) and Ceftriaxone (ceftriaxone sodium and dextrose) are cephalosporin antibiotics used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

A difference is that Suprax is taken orally, and Ceftriaxone is an injection combined with dextrose, a sugar.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Suprax?

Common side effects of Suprax include:

Tell your doctor if you experience rare but very serious side effects of Suprax including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Ceftriaxone?

Common side effects of Ceftriaxone include:

What Is Suprax?

Suprax (cefixime) for Oral Suspension is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

What Is Ceftriaxone?

Ceftriaxone (ceftriaxone sodium and dextrose) Injection is an antibacterial drug used to treat conditions such as lower respiratory tract infections, skin and skin structure infections, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia, bone and joint infections, and meningitis. Ceftriaxone is available in generic form.

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What Drugs Interact With Suprax?

Other drugs may interact with Suprax. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Suprax should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This drug passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Ceftriaxone?

Tell your doctor all medications you are taking and if you have a history of gastrointestinal disease or gallbladder disease.

How Should Suprax Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Suprax is 70 mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg once monthly, which is administered as two consecutive subcutaneous injections of 70 mg each.

How Should Ceftriaxone Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Ceftriaxone is 1 to 2 grams once per day. Do not exceed 4 grams in one day. Talk to your doctor about your individual dosage recommendation. There are no known drugs that interact with Ceftriaxone.

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References
SOURCE:

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Suprax Product Information.

http://www.supraxrx.com/

DailyMed. Ceftriaxone Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=f5d7ae2f-5485-42e2-af2b-bd7f06df85d7

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