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Systematic (IUPAC) name
1-aza-bicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
CAS number 63527-52-6
ATC code J01DD01
PubChem 456256
DrugBank APRD00395
Chemical data
Formula C18H18N8O7S3 
Mol. mass 554.58 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability n/a
Metabolism Negligible
Half life 5.8–8.7 hours
Excretion 33–67% renal, 35–45% biliary
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.

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Legal status

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Routes Intravenous, intramuscular

Ceftriaxone (INN) (IPA: [kɛfˈtraɪækson, sɛf-]) is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Like other third-generation cephalosporins, it has broad spectrum activity against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. In most cases, it is considered to be equivalent to cefotaxime in terms of safety and efficacy. Ceftriaxone sodium is marketed by Hoffman-La Roche under the trade name Rocephin. In pharmacology and toxicology, a route of administration is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison or other substance is brought into contact with the body 1. ... Intravenous therapy or IV therapy is the giving of liquid substances directly into a vein. ... Intramuscular injection is the injection of a substance directly into a muscle. ... An International Nonproprietary Name (INN) is the official non-proprietary or generic name given to a pharmaceutical substance, as designated by the World Health Organization. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... The cephalosporins, are a class of β-lactam antibiotics. ... Staphylococcus aureus - Antibiotics test plate. ... Gram-positive Bacillus anthracis bacteria (purple rods) in cerebrospinal fluid sample. ... Gram-negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria (pink-red rods). ... Phyla Actinobacteria Aquificae Chlamydiae Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi Chloroflexi Chrysiogenetes Cyanobacteria Deferribacteres Deinococcus-Thermus Dictyoglomi Fibrobacteres/Acidobacteria Firmicutes Fusobacteria Gemmatimonadetes Lentisphaerae Nitrospirae Planctomycetes Proteobacteria Spirochaetes Thermodesulfobacteria Thermomicrobia Thermotogae Verrucomicrobia Bacteria (singular: bacterium) are unicellular microorganisms. ... Cefotaxime (INN) (IPA: ) is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. ... Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. ... A trade name, also known as a trading name or a business name, is the legal name of a business, or the name which a business trades under for commercial purposes. ...

Clinical use

Main article: Cephalosporin

Ceftriaxone is often used (in combination, but not direct, with macrolide and/or aminoglycoside antibiotics) for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. It is also a choice drug for treatment of bacterial meningitis. In pediatrics, it is commonly used in febrile infants between 4 and 8 weeks of age who are admitted to the hospital to exclude sepsis. It has also been used in the treatment of Lyme disease and gonorrhea. The cephalosporins, are a class of β-lactam antibiotics. ... The macrolides are a group of drugs (typically antibiotics) whose activity stems from the presence of a macrolide ring, a large lactone ring to which one or more deoxy sugars, usually cladinose and desosamine, are attached. ... Aminoglycosides are a group of antibiotics that are effective against certain types of bacteria. ... This article is about human pneumonia. ... Bacterial meningitis is a condition that hurts really bad and you dont want it, no seriously, it hurts really bad. ... Sepsis (in Greek Σήψις, putrefaction) is a serious medical condition, resulting from the immune response to a severe infection. ... Common bullseye rash pattern associated with Lyme Disease. ... Gonorrhea (gonorrhoea in British English) is amongst the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world and is caused by Gram-negative bacterium Neisseria gonorrheae. ...

The usual starting dose is 1 gram IV daily although dosage may be adjusted for body mass in younger patients. Doses range from 1–2 grams IV or IM every 12–24 hours, depending on the type and severity or the infection, up to 4 grams daily. For gonorrhoea the usual adult dose is a single intramuscular injection of 125 mg. Patients treated for gonorrhoea are usually also treated for chlamydia, often with azithromycin. The injection is unusually painful and therefore administered with lidocaine as a local anesthetic. However, individuals who are allergic to lidocaine can expect approximately 1 hour of pain, similar to being forcefully kicked or punched in the site of injection (usually the buttocks). It is not a stinging or burning pain, and it is very intense for about 20 minutes, diminishing over 60 to 180 minutes. Residual discomfort can last 24 hours. Chlamydia is a common term for infection with any bacterium belonging to the phylum Chlamydiae. ... Azithromycin is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. ... Lidocaine (INN) (IPA: ) or lignocaine (former BAN) (IPA: ) is a common local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic drug. ...

Ceftriaxone is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to cephalosporins, penicillins and/or carbapenems. For the Japanese rock band, see Penicillin (band). ... Carbapenems are a class of beta-lactam antibiotics. ...

Long term use of ceftriaxone through intravenous route can cause overgrowth of organisms on the surface of the tongue. Monitoring tongue and oral cavity is recommended.


Ceftriaxone is a yellowish-orange crystalline powder which is readily-soluble in water, sparingly soluble in methanol and very slightly soluble in ethanol. The pH of a 1% aqueous solution is approximately 6.7. For other uses, see PH (disambiguation). ...

The syn-configuration of the methoxyimino moiety confers stability to β-lactamase enzymes produced by many Gram-negative bacteria. Such stability to β-lactamases increases the activity of ceftriaxone against otherwise resistant Gram-negative bacteria. In place of the easily hydrolysed acetyl group of cefotaxime, ceftriaxone has a metabolically-stable thiotriazinedione moiety. In chemistry, the methoxy prefix indicates the function group consisting of the methyl group and oxygen. ... An imine is a functional group or chemical compound containing a carbon-nitrogen double bond. ... Beta-lactamase is an enzyme (EC 3. ... Bacteria that are Gram-negative are not stained dark blue or violet by Gram staining, in contrast to Gram-positive bacteria. ... Hydrolysis is a chemical reaction or process in which a chemical compound reacts with water. ... Acetyl is the radical of acetic acid. ... For the related sulfur-containing chemical compound, see Thiol. ... Azo may refer to a number of topics: For the chemistry functional group and class of compounds, see Azo compound. ... Ketone group A ketone (pronounced as key tone) is either the functional group characterized by a carbonyl group (O=C) linked to two other carbon atoms or a chemical compound that contains this functional group. ...

External links

  • MedlinePlus Drug Information: Cephalosporins (systemic) – information from USP DI Advice for the Patient
  • Rocephin U.S. Prescribing Information

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MedlinePlus Drug Information: Ceftriaxone Sodium Injection (809 words)
Ceftriaxone eliminates bacteria that cause many kinds of infections, including lung, skin, bone, joint, stomach, blood, and urinary tract infections.
If you are told to store additional ceftriaxone in the freezer, always move a 24-hour supply to the refrigerator for the next day's use.
If you are receiving ceftriaxone in your vein or under your skin, you need to know the symptoms of a catheter-related infection (an infection where the needle enters your vein or skin).
Ceftriaxone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (197 words)
Ceftriaxone (trade name Rocephin®) is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
Ceftriaxone is frequently used in combination with azithromycin for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia.
Ceftriaxone can be used to cover gram-positive organisms, such as Streptococcus and gram negatives such as Neisseria.
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