Prophylaxis - Meningococcal Carrier or Contacts

Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis:

  • Ciprofloxacin STAT dose:

Adults (incl pregnant women) and children > 12 years -> 500mg PO

Children 5-12 years -> 250mg PO

Children 1 month - 4 years -> 125mg PO

Children <1month -> 30mg/kg (max 125mg) PO

Prophyalxis required for patient prior to discharge if patient DID NOT receive treatment with ceftriaxone. Discuss with Public health with regards to contact tracing and prophylaxis