Template:Neisseria meningitis post exposure prophylaxis

Only for meningococcus exposure


  • Household contacts
  • School or day care contacts in previous 7d
  • Direct exposure to pt's secretions (kissing, shared utensils or toothbrush)
  • Intubation without facemark

Prophylaxis regimen

Either of the options are acceptable

  • Rifampin 600mg PO BID x2d
    • 5mg/kg PO if < 1 month old
    • 10mg/kg PO ≥ 1 month old
  • Ceftriaxone 250mg IM x1
    • 125mg IM if ≤ 15 years old
    • Ceftriaxone should be used for pregnant patients
  • Ciprofloxacin 500mg PO x1