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.
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.
Rocephin is most commonly used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Some of these infections may include:
- Respiratory tract infection, such as pneumonia
- Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
- Joint infection (septic arthritis)
- Middle ear infection (otitis media)
- Irritation of the prostate (prostatitis)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Skin infection, such as cellulitis
- Bacterial blood poisoning (septicemia)
- Heart valve infection (endocarditis)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Necrotizing fasciitis (more commonly known as "flesh-eating bacteria")
- Toxic shock
- Typhoid fever.
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.