If you have pneumococcal meningitis, you’ll immediately be admitted to the hospital. You’ll then be treated with antibiotics. Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic that’s commonly used to treat this condition. However, it’s not the only option and is often used along with other antibiotics. Other possible antibiotics for bacterial meningitis include:
(1) Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Bacterial Meningitis. https://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/bacterial.html .
(2) Healthline.com. Pneumococcal Meningitis. https://www.healthline.com/health/meningitis-pneumococcal
(3) Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada. Pneumococcal Meningitis. https://www.meningitis.ca/en/PneumococcalMeningitis
(4) Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal Vaccination. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mening/public/index.html