Compare teflaro vs. Omnicef

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Teflaro (ceftaroline)

Prescription only

Omnicef (cefdinir)

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.

Omnicef (cefdinir) is good for treating many common bacterial infections.

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.
  • Available as a generic, so it shouldn't be too expensive.
  • It is good at killing the most common bacteria.
  • Available in both pill and liquid forms.
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.
  • Antacids and iron prevent Omnicef (cefdinir) from getting absorbed, so you'll need to separate any supplements from Omnicef (cefdinir) by at least 2 hours.
  • If you're taking iron with Omnicef (cefdinir), it can turn your stool red, which is normal but can be alarming.
  • Can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or headache.
  • The suspension has some sugar in it, which could raise your blood sugar. Talk to your doctor if you have diabetes.
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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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4possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    15%
  • Vaginal yeast infection
    4%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Headache
    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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  • Diarrhea
    • Taking Omnicef (cefdinir) for a long time
  • Allergic reaction
    • History of penicillin allergy
  • Drug interactions
    • Taking antacids or iron supplements
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