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ceftriaxone

 [sef″tri-ak´sōn]
a semisynthetic, β-lactamase–resistant, third-generation cephalosporin effective against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, used as the sodium salt.

ceftriaxone

/cef·tri·ax·one/ (cef″tri-ak´sōn) a semisynthetic, β–resistant, third-generation cephalosporin effective against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, used as the sodium salt.

ceftriaxone

(sĕf′trī-ăk′sōn′)
n.
A broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic, C18H18N8O7S3, that is given intravenously in the form of its sodium salt and used commonly to treat gonorrhea.

ceftriaxone

Rocephin® Infectious disease An advanced generation cephalosporin used for RTIs, UTIs, skin infections, PID, gonorrhea, septicemia, intra-abdominal infections, meningitis, neurosyphilis, surgical prophylaxis Side effects Diarrhea, liver dysfunction

ceftriaxone

A CEPHALOSPORIN ANTIBIOTIC drug. The drug is on the WHO official list. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Rocephin.

antibiotic 

1. Pertaining to the ability to destroy or inhibit other living organisms.
2. A substance derived from a mould or bacterium, or produced synthetically, that destroys (bactericidal) or inhibits the growth (bacteriostatic) of other microorganisms and is thus used to treat infections. Some substances have a narrow spectrum of activity whereas others act against a wide range of both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms (broad-spectrum antibiotics). Antibiotics can be classified into several groups according to their mode of action on or within bacteria: (1) Drugs inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis, such as bacitracin, vancomycin and the β-lactams based agents (e.g. penicillin, cephalosporins (e.g. ceftazidime, ceftriaxone, cefuroxime). (2) Drugs affecting the bacterial cytoplasmic membrane, such as polymyxin B sulfate and gramicidin. (3) Drugs inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis, such as aminoglycosides (e.g. amikacin sulfate, framycetin sulfate, gentamicin, neomycin sulfate and tobramycin), tetracyclines, macrolides (e.g. erythromycin and azithromycin) and chloramphenicol. (4) Drugs inhibiting the intermediate metabolism of bacteria, such as sulfonamides (e.g. sulfacetamide sodium) and trimethoprim. (5) Drugs inhibiting bacterial DNA synthesis, such as nalixidic acid and fluoroquinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, norfloxacin and ofloxacin). (6) Other antibiotics such as fusidic acid, the diamidines, such as propamidine isethionate and dibrompropamidine. Syn. antibacterial. See antiinflammatory drug; fusidic acid.

ceftriaxone

a third generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
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difficile associated diarrhea, as well as antibiotic-associated diarrhea in up to 370 patients hospitalized for a lower respiratory tract infection and receiving IV ceftriaxone.
This is surprising because diverse ESBL genotypes were observed in other members of Enterobacteriaceae in Blantyre within a year after ceftriaxone came into common use locally (8).
The detection and monitoring of the mosaic penA in New Zealand is useful to map the spread of decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone (18).
From multivariate logistic regression, it was established that only gender and CURB-65 score were associated with ceftriaxone treatment (Table 3).
If we block GLT1, the ceftriaxone should not work," Rebec said.
The review focused on clinics that treated less than 10% of cases with ceftriaxone injection, and compared the overall and median time to treatment, as well as compliance with the new recommendations.
The type of infection in our patient deserves some comments since most Salmonella are susceptible to ceftriaxone.
Physicians who need to treat a case of gonorrhea but do not stock ceftriaxone in their offices should contact their public health department to obtain the drug or refer the patient to another provider.
The new CDC-recommended treatment options for MSM with gonorrhea include the injectable antibiotics ceftriaxone, 125-mg IM (for anorectal, pharyngeal, and urogenital cases) and spectinomycin, 2-g IM (for anorectal and urogenital cases only).
Several strains of the salmonella bacterium are known to be resistant to most drugs, but the antimicrobial ceftriaxone drug has proved an effective antidote so far.
Ceftiofur, an antibiotic administered to domestic animals for therapeutic use, is similar in structure to ceftriaxone.
Initially, she was empirically treated with ceftriaxone and acyclovir for presumptive diagnosis of bacterial meningitis and herpes simplex encephalitis.