Which medications are used in the treatment of confirmed meningococcal meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: Francisco de Assis Aquino Gondim, MD, PhD, MSc, FAAN; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Ceftriaxone (or cefotaxime) - The drug of choice for the treatment of meningococcal meningitis and septicemia

Penicillin - Alternative

Ampicillin - Alternative

Dexamethasone - Controversial in the management of bacterial meningitis in adults


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