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User Reviews for Rocephin to treat Bacterial Infection

Rocephin has an average rating of 8.8 out of 10 from a total of 28 ratings for the treatment of Bacterial Infection. 89% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 7% reported a negative effect.

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8.8/10 average rating

28 ratings from 32 user reviews.

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Reviews for Rocephin

Chronicbv · Taken for less than 1 month July 29, 2019

“I had suffered from bacterial vaginosis for 3 + years. I constantly was treated with metronidazole (pills & gel) and it would immediately creep on back within days of finishing my medicine. Finally when I went to the ER with terrible pains in my abdomen I was told I had PID. They treated me with a shot of rocephin and I haven’t had BV in over a year. It’s a miracle. Doctors should be treating patients with this instead of flagyl/metronidazole. That doesn’t work! This shot kills it once and for all.”

10 / 10
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Mandy · Taken for less than 1 month April 29, 2020

“I had my first sinus infection this year. I suffered from continuous low grade fevers, headaches, sore throat, ears and sinuses aching and lymph nodes all swollen for weeks. Finally went to urgent care. I was given Augmentin for 10 days with absolutely no improvement. I went back and was given a shot of rocephin and tordal. Within 2 days, almost 100% back to normal. Also started 7 days of Levaquin. Unfortunately infection came back within 2 weeks. I got another shot Rocephin today and within hours have started feeling better. It only burns a little. I did not have any side effects either time. Completely worth it!!!”

9 / 10
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worrying wife · Taken for less than 1 month December 13, 2016

“my husband was given a shot of rocephine within seconds he was in anaphylactic shock. He was given benedryll to reverse the medication. He was rushed to the hospital his blood pressure shot thru the roof he nearly died. From the shot he suffers from serum sickness, high blood pressure, irreg heart beat, extreme sweating, restless leg sydrom,, headaches, loss of appetite, PTSD, extreme panick attacks, hyperactivity, insomnia, flushing, jitters all the time, fear, depression, chest pain, feeling of discomfort. Loss of dignity, my husband is a different person and this drug did this to him. It is a daily struggle every moments to keep positive and hope for a cure to fix his neurological damage this shot has caused”

1 / 10
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Anomymous · Taken for less than 1 month November 18, 2019

“I have sick for 3 weeks! 21 days of coughing green phlegm and having the worse symptoms I have ever experienced. I get sick frequently so I decided to try to let my immune system work on its own. I've been dragging myself around trying to deal with symptoms while still taking care of my kids. I gave in and went to urgent care this morning. I received a rocephin injection and oral antibiotics. Within HOURS, I felt better.”

10 / 10
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QuietBloom · Taken for less than 1 month August 19, 2016

“I've had a persistent UTI and been through 2 rounds of oral antibiotics and it kept coming back despite having had a culture done to determine what would be effective. Once the pain got bad enough that the pyridium was no longer effective, I called the doctor and begged for help while still waiting for the second culture results. They gave me a shot of Rocephin. By morning I felt 85% better. The second day, I still feel a twinge of symptom here and there, but feel soooo much better. The shot hurts, yes. But it's not THAT bad, and there is was lidocaine in my injection to help with that. Powerful stuff - so glad they gave it to me!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month September 6, 2019

“Since I've started taking vitamins, (prenatal, vit c & echinacea), I don't get sick as much as I use to. Monday it started with a sore throat. The next day still sore throat, congestion buildup. The next day, it was all a little worse. In the mean time, I was taking mucinex (with no relief). The next day, I felt like I was on my deathbed. I had a headache that started at lunch Wednesday, it was full force the next morning. I had dizzy spells throughout the day. Started dayquil and ibuprofen on top of that. No relief whatsoever. I was coughing up yellow gunk. Blowing out yellow gunk. Went to the dr. Begged for any shot. He gave me this last night. Huuuge difference. My headache is gone...congestion is at ease. I feel like a whole different person. He also gave me 2 other antibiotics. I will take that shot again if I need to.”

10 / 10
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Ben89 · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 7, 2016

“I have received numerous shots and it works like a miracle. Within a few hours you can feel the difference. I've been given this for numerous respiratory infections. The down fall, the injection is a little painful, but it is well worth it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous February 2, 2012

“I was given Rocephin by i.v in ER. Within minutes I was having a severe anaphylactic reaction. I was in the hospital almost a week. Its a great medicine for other people in my family. For me ...sudden death. Be sure to remain at doctors office or ER for at least 30 mins after receiving this medicine... it could really make a difference if you are allergic.”

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TootieE6 August 27, 2016

“I had a severe throat or some I sort of strep infection. Where i was so sick i hadn't eaten in two days (i DO NOT miss meals). , lethargic, sinus congestion, ear pain. Weekend so i went to urgent care they gave me shot of rocephin and a steroid. I didn't stay bc im never allergic to anything but i did pass out after leaving (it's a very strong dose of medicine) but i was fine, passed out before. Hours later im able to eat food and sleep! They put me on round of penicillin too. Great drug!”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month December 16, 2018

“My mother 79 year old mother died 30 minutes after receiving a rocephin shot. Rocephin is the “catch-all” antibiotic given in the ER in most African countries. Unfortunately, the manufacturers of this drug are not concerned about adverse reactions suffered by third world country patients.”

1 / 10
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Hg6261616 · Taken for less than 1 month December 31, 2019

“I’ve had this injection twice once when I was pregnant for a ear infection/flu and once today for sinus infection and it works so well!!!! Clears up a sinus infection within hours. This shot is HUGE and it hurts but if your nurse gives injects it into you slowly it won’t be too bad. I am terrified of these shots but I begged for it today and was glad I got it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous February 6, 2012

“When I get sick, within 24 hrs, it goes into infection. This is the only shot that is strong enough to help the infection. My immune system cannot fight for me anymore and win, I only wish the shot had cured this infection. I had one on Thursday and after the injection at the dr office, within 8 hrs, all of the symptoms went away but came back 3 days later so I have to go back again today.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous September 7, 2009

“My son had an unexplained high fever (103.5) for almost 5 days. He was admitted to the hospital and was given iv Rocephin, and within 24 hrs the fever was gone and he was his old self again. We never quite knew what caused his fever, but whatever it was the Rocephin worked.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month March 17, 2018

“Had a horrible cough for 7 days, with varying colors of sputum. Went from green to yellow to frothy white. At day 5, I had diarrhea and loss of appetite. I was weak and fragile, lethargic and dehydrated. Went into an urgent care walk in was swabbed for strep- came back false/positive since it had been 7days already. Doctor checked my throat it was a harsh red, inflammation and swelling. Given a shot of Rocephin to jumpstart my antibiotic treatments. Shot was painless for me. I feel better after a few hours, still have some throat and cough but over all, I'm regaining my energy and my appetite.”

9 / 10
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TBranch November 30, 2010

“Sore Throat Guy: About a week ago I had a sore throat. I begantaking two pills a day of Augmentin which had always worked well for me but not this time and I had taken about 7 days of it. Yesterday I returned to my family doctor because I began having a very bad ear ache. He decided to give me a shot of Rocephin. The nurse came in with the shot and she told me that it was going to hurt. I told her I wanted it in my left hip. She again told me it was going to hurt I told her. She said here we go and I saw when she inserted the needle and I told her I didn't even feel it she sorta laughed. Then she began injecting it and I've had shots before however she was right. IT HURT! Today my pain is 99.9% gone. So it worked great for me.”

9 / 10
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Now I can sleep · Taken for less than 1 month February 11, 2016

“My 13 month old son had been battling ear infections for 8 weeks. He was placed on an oral antibiotic and within a week of finishing them it would return. I looked up home remedies and tried them all. Hesitate to put him on another round due to my 5 year old having C.diff cause of taking too much antibiotics. (If you don't know what c.diff is look it up. Very common after multiple rounds of antibiotics. Extremely painful and ended up with ambulance ride and 5 days in the hospital) After no sleep and nothing working I returned to the doctors office and voiced my concern with antibiotics cause of my daughter. They had recommended a shot of Rocephin today and to return in 2 days for another 1. With 5 hours he's back to his normal self.”

10 / 10
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Chronic sore throat sufferer · Taken for less than 1 month May 14, 2017

“I have been suffering from chronic sore throats for over a year and have had a horrible time with ups and downs of feeling well and then suddenly sick to the point where I had to miss work, like death. Doctors kept telling me "oh it's just a virus and will pass". It always came back. Finally my doctor tried a shot of Rocephin and it started to work within a couple HOURS. I still felt sick the next day and had to miss work and wound up in ER the following evening due to extreme migraine headache, high BP, nausea but I think it was from the doxycycline that was also given to me to take orally. Was a VERY rough night. But the next day I felt 100% better and I've been feeling so much healthier since. Like a miracle!”

9 / 10
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kay1989 December 31, 2015

“My daughter had Scarlet fever and the docs gave her 2 shots in two days and the rash went away on the third day then of course I get sick went to the Dr yesterday and got the same shot and started feeling better within hours nose cleared up ALOT pain in my throat almost disappeared this shot hurts but soon worth it. I get bronchitis about twice a year and always get these shots this drug is awsome”

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Jan December 11, 2019

“Concerning painful injection of Rocephin: just ask the nurse to give it very, very slowly. This makes all the difference. If given very fast, you can’t hardly walk out of the office. Slowly, no problem, of course, it will burn a little going in, but not badly.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous April 30, 2009

“My son had an infection and a virus at the same time. Had a fever of 104.02 at it's highest for over ten days. One shot of this and within one day he was almost completely his old self. It was painful to get the shot but the results were well worth it.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous June 25, 2009

“I received 1 gram in each hip once per week for 3 weeks to knock out an infection I had. It's been a month since my last injection. I think I can still feel the 6 lumps in my hips, but it knocked out the infection. ”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 24, 2017

“I just got the shot of rocephin in the doctors office today I had been on oral antibiotic for a brown recluse spider bit I can tell a difference after getting the shot today my finger looks much better. I haven't had this shot since I was a baby.”

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Mercedesk1277 · Taken for less than 1 month June 19, 2021

“I 100% recommend this drug for anyone with an intense infection. I am currently on Flagyl due to a C. Diff infection and my doctor advised me not to take any antibiotics orally. Was diagnosed with a double ear infection and a chest infection after going in to urgent care for symptoms unrelated to C. Diff. Let them know everything and my care plan now involves using this injection to clear up my ear and chest infections through my muscles instead of digestive tract since I am still taking Flagyl. The injction stung a tad when injected but I hardly felt anything other than that due to my fear of rupture in my ear drum. Honestly I couldn't say how big the needle was because I was too focused on what was being said about the possible rupture. I have 2 more injections to do over the next two days and I am looking forward to them. This is a miracle. I already feel less pressure in my ears and its only been 6 hours. I expect this to be gone very soon! So pleased. No side effects to me at all.”

10 / 10
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Sckit · Taken for less than 1 month October 27, 2015

“Got the shot in my hip last night for an infection in the lymph nodes in my neck. I felt a little better, but it made me even more sore and sensitive in my shoulders and chest afterwards. Now it's been a full day and all the pain is back, the only thing that isn't is the dizziness. So far, no real difference.”

5 / 10
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Ear infection June 23, 2016

“Rocephin is like a miracle I am always getting sick with ear infections, strep throat, and one shot is all it takes and with 2 to 4 hours I feel so much better.”

10 / 10
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