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Available only by prescription, Rocephin® (ceftriaxone) is a medication approved to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including pneumonia. Rocephin comes in the form of a solution and is given either as a shot or through an intravenous line (IV).
The recommended dose of Rocephin for most types of common bacterial infections ranges from Rocephin 250 mg to Rocephin 2 grams, given once only or 1 to 2 times daily for 7 to 14 days. For chronic or more serious infections, your healthcare provider may continue treatment for an extended length of time. The dosage for children will vary, depending on the child's weight.
However, your specific Rocephin dosage will depend on several factors, such as the medical condition being treated, your age, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are taking.
(Click What Is Rocephin Used For? and Dosing With Rocephin for a more in-depth look at using Rocephin for treating pneumonia and various other infections. These articles also discuss specific uses and dosing guidelines for this antibiotic.)
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