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Ceftriaxone

Ceftriaxone (trade name RocephinĀ®) is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Ceftriaxone is frequently used in combination with azithromycin for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. It is also a choice drug for treatment of bacterial meningitis. Rocephin is manufactured by Hoffmann-La Roche pharmaceuticals. The usual starting dose is 2 grams IV daily. There need not be any adjustment in dosing for renal or liver function. more...

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It is one of the newest antibiotics on the market and is particularly effective against respiratory infections.

Ceftriaxone can be used to cover gram-positive organisms, but this drug does not cover Staphylococcus Aureus. For this organism, nafcillin is best to use.

Side Effects include:

  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting

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