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Teflaro (ceftaroline)

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.

Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to take the full course without stopping so that the medication can work.

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.
  • Good at treating many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available in several different forms: pill, oral suspension, and injection.
  • Available in 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.
  • Must take the liquid suspension with food.
  • Acid reducers can lower the effectiveness of Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil). Talk to your doctor if you are on acid reducers.
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Dosage forms
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Oral suspension
  • Injection
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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    8%
  • Rash
    7%
  • Vomiting
    5%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Fever
    3%
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The Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Allergic reaction
    • Allergy to penicillins, cephalosporins, carbapenems
  • Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea by C. difficile
  • Anemia
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  • Allergic reaction
    • History of penicillin allergy
    • History of cephalosporin allergy
  • New infection
    • Taking Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) for a long time
  • Diarrhea
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