Important Safety Information
Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is a cephalosporin antibiotic infusion used to treat bacterial infections such as:
- Lower respiratory tract infections
- Bone and joint infections
- Urinary tract infections
To maintain the effectiveness of ceftriaxone and other antibacterial treatments and to reduce the likelihood of the development of drug-resistant bacteria, ceftriaxone infusions should only be administered for infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.
Ceftriaxone infusions for adults usually consist of a daily dose of 1 to 2 grams, depending on the particular infection and its severity. The duration of the therapy generally lasts from 4 to 14 days. In some cases, longer treatment may be necessary.
For children, the recommended daily dosage ranges from 50-100 mg/kg administered once daily, depending on the treatment type. The typical duration for pediatric treatment with ceftriaxone is 7 to 14 days.
Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is indicated for the treatment of bacterial infections of the lower respiratory tract, skin and skin structure, bone and joint, UTIs, septicemia, intra-abdominal infections, meningitis, and uncomplicated surgical prophylaxis.
Please refer to the full prescribing information.