Dosing With Rocephin

The recommended starting Rocephin dosage for treating bacterial infections is from 250 mg to 2 grams once or twice daily for 7 to 14 days. Other important guidelines for your dosing with Rocephin are to receive your Rocephin dose at the same time each day, to take your entire course of Rocephin (even if you start feeling better), and never to take outdated Rocephin or stop taking Rocephin unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Rocephin Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of Rocephin® (ceftriaxone) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition you are being treated for
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Rocephin Dosage for Bacterial Infections

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.
In children, the Rocephin dosing can range depending on body weight, from 50 to 100 mg per kilogram of body weight per day (mg/kg per day) once only or 1 to 2 times daily for 7 to 14 days.

Rocephin Dosage for Surgical Prophylaxis

The recommended dosage of Rocephin for the prevention of infection prior to surgery is 1 gram given from 30 minutes to 2 hours prior to the procedure.

Other General Rocephin Dosage Information

Here are some other important points about taking Rocephin:
  • For both adults and children, Rocephin is given either as a shot or through an intravenous line (IV).
  • Rocephin should be administered at the same time each day to maintain an even level of Rocephin in your system.
  • For Rocephin to work properly, it must be administered as prescribed.
  • Make sure that you complete your entire course of Rocephin, even if you start feeling better. This will ensure that the infection is completely treated.
  • Never receive outdated Rocephin. Taking any outdated medication may cause serious problems because the intended effects often change after the medicine expires.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Rocephin or your Rocephin dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop receiving Rocephin without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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