How should ceftriaxone be administered?
1g ceftriaxone should be dissolved in 3.5ml of 1% Lidocaine Injection BP. The solution should be administered by deep intramuscular injection. The injection should be administered over 5 minutes, directly into the vein or via the tubing of an intravenous infusion.
Ceftriaxone 250 mg vial – mix with 0.9 mL of lidocaine 1% = 250 mg/mL. Ceftriaxone 1000 mg vial – mix with 2.1 mL of lidocaine 1% = 350 mg/mL.
- The Sanford USD Medical Center policy stated to aspirate for all intramuscular (IM) injections and subcutaneous (SQ) injections except for heparin and insulin. Our practice at SUSDMC was not consistent with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to not aspirate prior to injection.
- If you get blood back when you aspirate you remove the syringe and reinject at another site. You don't have to throw away the med, and blood is absorbed easily into muscle. The only drawback would be to make sure you're able to see well enough to aspirate effectively with the second injection.
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Draw up the diluted product in a 2 ml syringe. 5. Discard the needle used to draw up the medication and attach 1.5 inch 21 gauge needle to syringe. Dorso or ventrogluteal muscle is recommended for administration. Do not administer in the deltoid.
- The pH of a 1% aqueous solution is approximately 6.7. The color of Rocephin solutions ranges from light yellow to amber, depending on the length of storage, concentration and diluent used.
- Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body. Rocephin is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms such as meningitis. Rocephin is also used to prevent infection in people having certain types of surgery.
- Your doctor may use Rocephin to treat severe or life-threatening forms of bacterial infections such as meningitis. However, Rocephin can't be used to treat the common cold, flu, or any other viral infection.
Your doctor may use Rocephin to treat severe or life-threatening forms of bacterial infections such as meningitis. It might also be prescribed to treat lower respiratory tract or urinary tract infections, as well as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), uncomplicated gonorrhea, and ear or skin infections.
- Ceftriaxone is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
- Ceftriaxone is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body. Ceftriaxone is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms such as meningitis. Ceftriaxone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
- Ceftriaxone 250 mg vial – mix with 0.9 mL of lidocaine 1% = 250 mg/mL. Ceftriaxone 1000 mg vial – mix with 2.1 mL of lidocaine 1% = 350 mg/mL.
Updated: 2nd October 2019