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Ceftriaxone Sodium for Intramuscular Injection

Dosage (Adults)

Type of Infection: Uncomplicated Gonorrhea (cervical/urethral, pharyngeal and rectal)
Route: IM
Dose: 250 mg
Frequency: Single dose

Reconstitution (for intramuscular use)

Pain on intramuscular injection is usually mild and less frequent when Ceftriaxone Sodium is administered with 1% Lidocaine solution. Reconstitute with 1% Lidocaine as follows:

Ceftriaxone Vial Size: 0.25 g
Lidocaine volume to be added to vial: 0.9 mL
Approximate total volume: 1.0 mL
Approximate average concentration: 0.25 g/mL

*Shake well until dissolved

*Solution should be reconstituted immediately before use


The reconstituted solution of Ceftriaxone Sodium should be administered by deep intra-gluteal injection, preferably the ventrogluteal muscle.

It is recommended to use a 21 gauge, 1.5″ needle with a 3cc syringe.

Stability and Storage Recommendations

Ceftriaxone Sodium for Injection sterile powder should be stored between 15°C and 30°C and protected from light.

*For more detailed information on this medication, please see package insert.*