Drug Protocols

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Drug Protocols
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2009-12-09 01:57:46
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Ceftriaxone
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Ceftriaxone
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  1. Presentation of Ceftriaxone
    1gm powder in an ampoule
  2. Indications of Ceftriaxone
    Suspected meningococcal septicaemia with evidence of petichial or purpuric rash consistent with meningococcal septicaemia and headache, +/- hypotension and/or tachycardia
  3. Contra-Indications of Ceftriaxone
    Known anaphylaxis or severe allergic reaction to penicillin based drugs (not minor rash)

    Know allergy to cephalsporin drugs
  4. Side effects of Ceftriaxone
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Pain at the administration site
  5. Dosage of Ceftriaxone - Adult
    IM -1gm diluted with 3.5ml of normal saline (results in total volume of 4ml)


    IV - 1gm diluted with 9.5ml of normal saline, administered slowly over 2 minutes and flushed with normal saline.
  6. Dosage of Ceftriaxone - Child
    IM - 1gm powder mixed with 1.5ml normal saline (total volume 2ml) then administer volume according to specified weight ranges:

    • Weight less than 5kg = 0.5ml
    • 5-10kg = 1ml
    • 10-15kg = 1.5ml
    • 15-20kg = 2ml
    • greater than 20kg = 2ml (max dose 1 gm)

    IV - 1gm diluted with 9.5mls of normal saline (results in a volume of 10ml = 100mg/ml) Once mixed, administer 50mg/kg (0.5ml/kg) slowly over 2 minutes

    Greater than 20kg max dose = 1gm (1000mg)

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