Compare Vantin vs. teflaro

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Vantin (cefpodoxime)

Prescription only

Teflaro (ceftaroline)

Prescription only
Treats bacterial infections.

Vantin (cefpodoxime) is good for treating many bacterial infections and it works best if you take the full course without stopping.

Treats bacterial infections.

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

Upsides
  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available in two different forms: tablet and liquid suspension.
  • People usually have few side effects when taking it.
  • Vantin (cefpodoxime) is available as a generic.
  • The suspension may be taken with or without food.
  • 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.
Downsides
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Vantin (cefpodoxime) can interact with your medications and make you more likely to bleed.
  • You can't take antacids within 2 hours of this drug.
  • Vantin (cefpodoxime) can affect certain lab tests, let all your healthcare providers know that you're taking Vantin (cefpodoxime).
  • 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.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    7%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Diaper rash/fungal skin rash
    2%
  • Other skin rashes
    2%
  • Vomiting
    2%
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5possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    8%
  • Rash
    7%
  • Vomiting
    5%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Fever
    3%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergic reaction
    • Allergy to antibiotics
  • New infection
    • Taking Vantin (cefpodoxime) for a long time
  • Kidney problems
    • Kidney problems
    • Kidney disease
    • Hemodialysis
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  • Allergic reaction
    • Allergy to penicillins, cephalosporins, carbapenems
  • Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea by C. difficile
  • Anemia
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