SINGLE IM injection of ceftriaxone (Rocephin) for acute otitis media

    More physicians are using a SINGLE IM injection of ceftriaxone (Rocephin) for acute otitis media.

    It's about as effective as 10 days of oral amoxicillin...cefaclor...or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

    A single dose works because ceftriaxone has a long half-life.

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