Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is now approved for acute otitis media

    Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is now approved for acute otitis media. It's the first SINGLE-DOSE antibiotic approved for this use.

    A single IM injection of Rocephin works about as well as 10 days of oral amoxicillin...TMP/SMX (Septra, etc)...or cefaclor (Ceclor). But it's LESS effective than 10 days of Augmentin.

    Side effects with Rocephin are similar to using oral antibiotics...usually diarrhea and rash.

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