What Is Rocephin Used For?

Some people wonder, "What is Rocephin used for?" Rocephin is used to treat many common bacterial infections, such as joint infections (septic arthritis), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and urinary tract infections (UTI). Due to its effectiveness against a broad range of bacteria, it is also the antibiotic of choice for preventing infection during surgery.

What Is Rocephin Used For?

Rocephin® (ceftriaxone) is a prescription antibiotic licensed to treat a number of infections. Some of these Rocephin uses include:
 
  • Treatment of bacterial infections
  • Prevention of infections during surgery.
     
Bacterial Infections
Rocephin is most commonly used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Some of these infections may include:
 
Rocephin may be used to treat a number of other bacterial infections. It may be substituted in place of penicillin to treat common infections in people who are allergic to penicillin. It should be noted that there is a small chance that people who are allergic to penicillin will also be allergic to Rocephin or other cephalosporins.
 
Rocephin is not effective against any infection caused by a virus, such as the flu, stomach flu, or common cold.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD; Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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