Rocephin - Used for: Treating bacterial infections.
Rocephin is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by interfering with the formation of the bacteria's cell wall so that the wall ruptures, resulting in the death of the bacteria.
Rocephin is a β-lactam type antibiotic. More specifically, it is a second-generation cephalosporin. Cephalosporins work the same way as penicillins: they interfere with the peptidoglycan synthesis of the bacterial wall by inhibiting the final transpeptidation needed for the cross-links. This effect is bactericidal. Rocephin is effective against the following organisms: Aerobic Gram-positive Microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes. Aerobic Gram-negative Microorganisms: Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae (including beta-lactamase-producing strains), Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis (including beta-lactamase-producing strains), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (including beta-lactamase-producing strains). Spirochetes: Borrelia burgdorferi.
Indication: For the treatment of many different types of bacterial infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, skin infections, gonorrhea, and urinary tract infections.
Rocephin is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.
Rocephin injection is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms such as meningitis.
Rocephin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Infections caused by pathogens sensitive to Rocephin eg, respiratory tract infections, particularly pneumonia; ear, nose and throat infections; renal and urinary tract infections; sepsis; meningitis; infections in patients with impaired defense mechanisms; perioperative prophylaxis of infections; infections of the bones, joints, soft tissue, skin and of wounds; abdominal infections (peritonitis, infections of the biliary and gastrointestinal tracts); genital infections including gonorrhea.
Infections caused by pathogens sensitive to Rocephin, eg: Sepsis ; meningitis; disseminated Lyme borreliosis (early and late stages of the disease); abdominal infections (peritonitis, infections of the biliary and gastrointestinal tracts); infections of the bones, joints, soft tissue, skin and of wounds; infections in patients with impaired defense mechanisms; renal and urinary tract infections; respiratory tract infections, particularly pneumonia, and ear, nose and throat infections; genital infections, including gonorrhea. Perioperative prophylaxis of infections.
Indications: bacterial infections
Acute bacterial otitis media ( Rocephin ); treatment of infections of lower respiratory tract, skin and skin structures, bone and joint, and urinary tract; treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease, intra-abdominal infections, gonorrhea ( Rocephin ), meningitis, and septicemia caused by susceptible microorganisms; preoperative prophylaxis. Unlabeled UsesNeurologic complications, arthritis, and carditis associated with Lyme disease in patients refractory to penicillin G.
Rocephin is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. This medicine is also given before certain types of surgery to prevent infections.
Rocephin belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.