In the US, Ceftriaxone (ceftriaxone systemic) is a member of the drug class third generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Bacteremia, Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention, Bacterial Infection, Bone infection, Chancroid, Conjunctivitis, Endocarditis, Endometritis, Epididymitis - Non-Specific, Epididymitis - Sexually Transmitted, Epiglottitis, Gastroenteritis, Gonococcal Infection - Disseminated, Gonococcal Infection - Uncomplicated, Intraabdominal Infection, Joint Infection, Kidney Infections, Lyme Disease, Lyme Disease - Arthritis, Lyme Disease - Carditis, Lyme Disease - Neurologic, Meningitis, Meningococcal Meningitis Prophylaxis, Neurosyphilis, Otitis Media, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Peritonitis, Pneumonia, Prostatitis, Salmonella Gastroenteritis, Sepsis, Shigellosis, Skin and Structure Infection, Skin Infection, STD Prophylaxis, Surgical Prophylaxis, Syphilis - Early, Typhoid Fever and Urinary Tract Infection.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

(6R,7R)-7-[2-(2-Amino-4-thiazolyl)glyoxylamido]-3-[[(2,5-dihydro-6-hydroxy-2-methyl-5-oxo-as-triazin-3-yl)thio]methyl]-8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid 7²-(Z)-(O-methyloxime) (WHO)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Ceftriaxone (OS: DCF, DCIT, BAN)
  • CTRX (IS)
  • Ceftriaxone Sodium (OS: BANM, USAN)
  • R 13-9904 (IS: Roche)
  • Ceftriaxon-Dinatrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Ceftriaxone sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Ceftriaxone Sodium (PH: BP 2011, USP 34)
  • Ceftriaxone sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Ceftriaxone Sodium Hydrate (PH: JP XV)
  • Ceftriaxonum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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