Antibiotics Used for Uterine Infection

A uterine infection, medically known as endometritis, is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus actually becomes irritated or inflamed. This uterine infection typically occurs after having a miscarriage or even after a long childbirth. Symptoms include pelvic or stomach pain and vaginal bleeding or discharge. Fortunately, antibiotic medications can treat uterine infections.

Is This an Emergency?

If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.


Ceftriaxone's serious effects include:

  • bloody or watery diarrhea
  • decreased urination
  • blistering or peeling of the skin
  • bruising
  • muscle weakness
  • numbness
  • white patches or sores in the mouth or on the lips 1

Ceftriaxone's other serious effects include dark colored urine, confusion, yellowing of the skin, bloating and stomach pain that may move to the back 1. Call a physician immediately if ceftriaxone causes these effects 1.


Ceftazidime's serious effects include:

  • a rash
  • hives
  • trouble breathing
  • a sore throat
  • a rash
  • hives 2

Call a physician immediately when ceftazidime causes these effects 2.

Piperacillin and Tazobactam

Piperacillin and tazobactam (Zosyn) is a combination drug that also works to fight infections 3.

Piperacillin and tazobactam also causes anxiety, constipation and a skin rash 3. Phone a physician when these effects remain for more than five to seven days.

Inform a doctor if piperacillin and tazobactam causes these effects 3.

This drug is given as an injection for seven to ten days or as prescribed.

The Wrap Up

Piperacillin and tazobactam's common effects include a headache, constipation, trouble sleeping, a vaginal yeast infection, vomiting, stomach pain and pain or irritation at the site of injection 3. Ceftriaxone's common effects include dizziness, a headache, sweating, vaginal itching or discharge and tongue pain 1. Ceftazidime's serious effects include a rash, hives, trouble breathing, a sore throat, a rash and hives 2.