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Brand name: Ceftriaxone (Sandoz) TM

Active ingredients: ceftriaxone

What it is used for

INDICATIONS: Treatment for the following infections when caused by susceptible aerobic organisims: 1 Lower respiratory tract infections. Caused by Strep.pneumoniae, Streptococcus sp. (excluding Enterococci), methicillin sensitive Staph.aureus, H.influenzae, H.parainfluenzae, Klebsiella sp. (including K.pneumoniae). E.coli, E.aerogenes, P.mirabilis and serratia marcescens. 2 Skin and skin structure infections. Caused by methicillin sensitive Staph.aureus, methicillin sensitive Staph.epidermidis, Streptococcus Group B, Streptococcus group G, Strep.pyogenes, Strep.virdans, Streptococcus sp. (excluding Enterococci), Peptostreptococcus sp., E.coli, E.cloacae, Klebsiella sp. (including K.pneumoniae and K.oxytoca), P.mirabilis, M.morganii and S.marcescens. 3 Urinary tract infections (complicated and uncomplicated). Caused by E.coli, P.mirabilis, P.vulgaris, M.morganii and Klebsiella sp. (including K.pneumoniea). 4 Uncomplicated gonorrhoea (cervical/urethral and rectal). Caused by N.gonorrhoeae, including both penicillinase and nonpenicillinase producing strains. 5 Bacterial septicaemia. Caused by Strep.pneumoniae, E.coli and H.influenzae. 6 Bone infections. Caused by methicillin sensitive Staph.aureus, methicillin sensitive Staph.epidermidis, Streptococcus group B, Strep.pneumoniae, Streptococcus sp. (excluding Enterocci), E.coli, Enterobacter sp., Pmirabilis and K.pneumoniae. 7 Joint infection. Caused by methicillin sensitive Staph.aureus, Strep.pneumoniae, Streptococcus sp. (excluding Enterococci), E.coli, P.mirabilis, K.pneumoniae and Enterobacter sp. 8 Menigitis. the initial treatment, as a single agent, of menigitis in children and immunocompetent adults when presumed or proven to be caused by H.influenzae type b, N.menigitidis, Strep.pneumoniae or Enterobacteriaceae pending culture and sensitivity results. 9 Surgical prophylaxis. The preoperative administration of a single 1g dose of ceftriaxone may reduce the incidence of postoperative infections in patients_undergoing vaginal or abdominal hysterectomy or cholecystectomy in high risk patients, surgical procedures whic are classified as contaminated or potentially contaminated, and patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Although ceftriaxone has been shown to have been as effective as cefazolin in the prevention of infection following coronary artery bypass surgery, no placebo controlled trials have been conducted. 10Susceptibility testing. Before instituting treatment with ceftriaxone, appropriate specimens should be obtained for isolation of the causative organism and for determination of its sussceptibility ot the drug. Therapy may be instituted prior to obtaining results of susceptibility testing.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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Visual appearance

Clear glass vial containing a white to yellowish powder

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ceftriaxone

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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