Compare teflaro vs. Cedax

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Teflaro (ceftaroline)

Prescription only

Cedax (ceftibuten)

Prescription only
Treats bacterial infections.

Teflaro (ceftaroline) only comes as an injectable and is usually only given in the hospital for serious bacterial infections.

Treats bacterial infections.

Cedax (ceftibuten) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to finish the full course of treatment.

Upsides
  • Teflaro (ceftaroline) is effective at treating serious bacterial infections of the skin and lungs.
  • It is able to kill bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics.
  • Most people who take it usually have few side effects.
  • Fewer interactions with other drugs compared to similar medicines.
  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available as a pill or liquid suspension.
  • People usually have few side effects when taking it.
  • Cedax (ceftibuten) is available as a generic.
Downsides
  • Teflaro (ceftaroline) is not available as a generic.
  • It only comes as an injectable so it is usually only used in the hospital for serious bacterial infections. If you're getting it at home, a nurse might have to come to your house often to take blood tests while you take this medication.
  • Cedax (ceftibuten) can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and headache.
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Cedax (ceftibuten) can interact with your medicines and make you more likely to bleed.
  • If you're taking the liquid suspension and you have diabetes, you will need to watch your blood sugar closely. You must take it 2 hours before or 1 hour after a meal.
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Dosage forms
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    8%
  • Rash
    7%
  • Vomiting
    5%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Fever
    3%
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9possible side effects
  • Nausea
    4%
  • Abnormal changes in kidney function
    4%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Headache
    3%
  • Abrnormal changes in laboratory blood test
    3%
  • Upset stomach
    2%
  • Vomiting
    2%
  • Abdominal pain
    2%
  • Loose stools
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Allergic reaction
    • Allergy to penicillins, cephalosporins, carbapenems
  • Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea by C. difficile
  • Anemia
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  • Kidney problems
    • Kidney problems
    • Kidney disease
    • Hemodialysis
  • Allergic reaction
    • History of penicillin allergy
    • History of cephalosporin allergy
  • New infection
    • Taking Cedax (ceftibuten) for a long time
  • Diarrhea
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