Can anyone who has had an allergic reaction to an IV antibiotic share his/her experience? What was the antibiotic, what were the reactions, how long did it take for them to come on, and how long did they last?
I started on 2g IV Ceftriaxone and was 2 months into my treatment when I got a bad viral infection with high-grade fever. I stopped treatment for 5 days, and when I resumed, I started to feel this tingling in my arms and my nose started running (runny nose lasted all night long and into the next morning). I tried again the next day, and more tingling and itching all over my body, again the next day as well. When I stopped treatment and tried again a month later, same reaction even with Claritin or 50mg of Benedryl, so I had to discontinue. Also noticed head pressure and slight light-headedness last time I tried a ¼ of the dosage (I never got a rash and never had problems breathing).
My ND wanted me to start treatment again with a different protocol with other antibiotics, and much lower dose of Ceftriaxone. I started my IV tonight after taking a Claritin, and I let it drip over 30 minutes rather than 15. It’s now an hour later and I don’t have the major itching or tingling (a little though), but I have this bad pressure in my head and feel light-headed. I just wanted to hear from others’ experiences to see if this is considered a major reaction and if I should never do Ceftriaxone again. Is this damaging my brain? Thanks.
Post Edited (Lorna23) : 7/3/2007 3:36:44 AM (GMT-6)
You should put Ceftriaxone on your list of drugs your allergic to. So far you have had some systemic reaction to the med and you would not want to tempt fates and have a major reaction as a anaphylactic reaction. This is my personal opinion.
I have had one anaphylatic reaction from an oral antibiotic and the reaction was instant, and the scariest thing I have ever had happen to me.
I was rushed to ER and the Doctor never asked my name but took one look at me and ordered Epi and Benadryl stat. My face was swollen and my lips were blue. Not a very pretty pictures.
Hope this helps you.
Post Edited By Moderator (Red_34) : 6/23/2012 6:43:59 AM (GMT-6)