from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A semisynthetic analogue of cephalosporin, C18H16N8Na2O7S3, that is administered parenterally and has a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity.
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- n. A synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic
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- n. a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Rocephin) used for severe infection of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
But Rocephin, also called ceftriaxone, is a beta-lactam antibiotic, which means it works against pneumococcal pneumonia, but would not be effective if it were given to a MRSA pneumonia victim.
During the study period, the percentage of gonorrhea samples exhibiting elevated MICs rose from 0.2 to 1.4 percent of samples for cefixime (an oral cephalosporin) and from 0.1 to 0.3 percent for ceftriaxone (an injectable cephalosporin).
In addition, antibiotics (such as rifampin, ceftriaxone or ciprofloxacin) should be used for all children who have come in close contact with someone who was infected.
Most families struggle to afford Bactrim, amoxicillin, and ceftriaxone.
Sounds like you need to be on at least five days of ceftriaxone 1 gm IV but that certainly is a decision made from limited info and a long range diagnosis.
Drugs in the earlier generations of cephalosporins include cephalexin Keflex, cephalothin, cefazolin, cefaclor, cefotaxime, and ceftriaxone.
Pfizer has said that results of the study showed the drug had the same 6% fatality rate as ceftriaxone, another drug used to treat meningitis.
Another 100 children, who were control patients in the study, received an approved antibiotic, ceftriaxone - but the dose was lower than recommended, the families 'lawyers alleged.
Furthermore, to lessen the pain of injections, the dose of intravenous ceftriaxone given for comparison was much smaller than originally planned.
They alleged that the company increased the risk of death and injury by failing to provide a treatment of proven efficacy for children who did not respond to Trovan and by giving the patients used for comparison a weakened version of ceftriaxone.
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