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Brand name: Ceftriaxone (Alphapharm)

Ceftriaxone (Alphapharm) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ceftriaxone. On this page you will find out more about Ceftriaxone (Alphapharm), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ceftriaxone

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Ceftriaxone (Alphapharm) 1 g powder for injection, 5 vials

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Ceftriaxone Alphapharm is indicated for the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible aerobic organisms: LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS caused by S. pneumoniae, Streptococcus species (excluding enterococci), methicillin sensitive S. aureus, H. influenzae, H. parainfluenzae, Klebsiella species (including K. pneumoniae), E. coli, E. aerogenes, Proteus mirabilis and Serratia marcescens. . SKIN AND SKIN STRUCTURE INFECTIONS caused by methicillin sensitive S. aureus, methicillin sensitive S. epidermidis, Streptococcus Group B, Streptococcus Group G, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus viridans, Streptococcus species (excluding enterococci), Peptostreptococcus species, E. coli, E. cloacae, Klebsiella species (including K. pneumoniae, K. oxytoca), Proteus mirabilis, Morganella morganii, Serratia marcescens. . URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (complicated and uncomplicated) caused by E. coli, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, M. morganii and Klebsiella species (including K. pneumoniae). UNCOMPLICATED GONORRHOEA (cervical/urethral and rectal) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoea, including both penicillinase and non penicillinase producing strains. BACTERIAL SEPTICEMIA caused by S. pneumoniae, E. coli and H. influenzae. . BONE INFECTIONS caused by methicillin sensitive S. aureus, methicillin sensitive S. epidermidis, Streptococcus Group B, S. pneumoniae, Streptococcus species (excluding enterococci), E. coli, Enterobacter species, P. mirabilis and K. pneumoniae. JOINT INFECTIONS caused by methicillin sensitive S. aureus, S. pneumoniae, Streptococcus species (excluding enterococci), E. coli, P. mirabilis, K. pneumoniae and Enterobacter species. MENINGITIS: The initial treatment, as a single agent, of meningitis in children and immunocompetent adults when presumed or proven to be caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae or Enterobacteriaceae pending culture and sensitivity results. SURGICAL PROPHYLAXIS: The preoperative administration of a single 1 g dose of ceftriaxone may reduce the incidence of post-operative infections in patients undergoing vaginal or abdominal hysterectomy or cholecystectomy in high risk patients, surgical procedures which 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. SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING: Before instituting treatment with ceftriaxone, appropriate specimens should be obtained for isolation of the causative organism and for determination of its susceptibility to the drug. Therapy may be instituted prior to obtaining results of susceptibility testing.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A white to slightly yellow crystalline powder.
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
1 Vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 Vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Store in Original Container,Reconstituted Solution see label for shelf life
Life time 24 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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