Mesporin

Mesporin

ceftriaxone

Manufacturer:

Acino Switzerland

Distributor:

Mepharm
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ceftriaxone disodium
Indications/Uses
Infections of the resp tract, GUT, GIT, biliary tract, kidneys, bone & joint, soft tissue, skin & wounds; in immunocompromised patients. Sepsis, meningitis, disseminated Lyme disease, peritonitis, gonorrhoea. Peri-op infection prophylaxis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & childn >12 yr 1-2 g daily. Severe infections Up to 4 g daily. Infant ≥3 wk & childn ≤12 yr 20-80 mg/kg daily. Neonate ≤2 wk 20-50 mg/kg daily. Max: 50 mg/kg daily. Bacterial meningitis Infant & childn 100 mg/kg daily. Max: 4 g daily. Lyme borreliosis Adult & childn 50 mg/kg daily for 14 days, max: 2 g daily. Gonorrhoea 250 mg single IM dose. Peri-op prophylaxis 1-2 g 30-90 min pre-op.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins & penicillins. Neonate or premature infant w/ hyperbilirubinemia.
Special Precautions
Anaphylactic reaction, precipitation in gallbladder. Check blood picture regularly during long-term treatment. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Renal & hepatic impairment. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Eosinophilia, leukopenia, granulocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, prolonged prothrombin time; loose stools/diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomatitis, glossitis; exanthema, allergic dermatitis, pruritus, urticaria, edema.
Drug Interactions
Bacteriostatic agents; chloramphenicol.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01DD04 - ceftriaxone ; Belongs to the class of third-generation cephalosporins. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Mesporin IM inj 1000 mg
Packing/Price
1's
Form
Mesporin IV inj 1000 mg
Packing/Price
1's
Form
Mesporin IM inj 500 mg
Packing/Price
1's
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