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Rocephin

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Read time: 26 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Rocephin is indicated for the treatment of the following infections in adults and children including term neonates (from birth):

Bacterial Meningitis

Community acquired pneumonia

Hospital acquired pneumonia

Acute otitis media

Intra-abdominal infections

Complicated urinary tract infections (including pyelonephritis)

Infections of bones and joints

Complicated skin and soft tissue infections

Gonorrhoea

Syphilis

Bacterial endocarditis

Rocephin may be used:

For treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults

For treatment of disseminated Lyme borreliosis (early (stage II) and late (stage III)) in adults and children including neonates from 15 days of age

For Pre-operative prophylaxis of surgical site infections

In the management of neutropenic patients with fever that is suspected to be due to a bacterial infection

In the treatment of patients with bacteraemia that occurs in association with, or is suspected to be associated with, any of the infections listed above

Rocephin should be co-administered with other antibacterial agents whenever the possible range of causative bacteria would not fall within its spectrum (see section 4.4).

Consideration should be given to official guidelines on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

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