CEFTRIAXONE sodium, eq. 1g base, powder, vial


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The product is supplied (and stored) sterile, it must remain sterile until its use. Sterile = state of being free from all living microorganisms.
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Therapeutic Action

Third-generation cephalosporin antibacterial


Severe bacterial infections (meningitis, pneumonia, typhoid fever, shigellosis, leptospirosis, tick-borne relapsing fevers, pyelonephritis, neurosyphilis, etc.)

Cervicitis, urethritis and conjunctivitis due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae, chancroid

Instructions for use

Reconstitute the powder vial with water for injection.

The reconstituted solution must be given as slow IV injection or infusion in 0.9% NaCl or 5% dextrose.

The 250 mg dosage is intended for paediatric use.

Precautions for Use

Do not mix ceftriaxone with calcium-containing solutions (such as ringer lactate): risk of particulate formation.

Do not confuse with ceftriaxone + lidocaine administered by IM route only.


  • Below 25°C - Protect from sunlight
  • After reconstitution, use the solution immediately.