Teflaro

(ceftaroline)

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Treats bacterial infections.

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Our bottom line

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

Quick facts about teflaro
  • Drug class: infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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.
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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.
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How it works

Teflaro (ceftaroline) is an antibacterial. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering.

Quick facts about teflaro
  • Drug class: infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Teflaro (ceftaroline) for Bacterial infection

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  • Possible side effects
  • Itchy skin
  • Diarrhea
  • C. difficile diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
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Side effect rates for Teflaro (ceftaroline)

From 1740 clinical trials of teflaro when taken for bacterial infection
  • Diarrhea
    8%8%
  • Rash
    7%7%
  • Vomiting
    5%5%
  • Nausea
    3%3%
  • Fever
    3%3%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of teflaro.

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Risks and Warnings for Teflaro (ceftaroline)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Allergy to penicillins, cephalosporins, carbapenems

    Although rare, Teflaro (ceftaroline) can cause a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction. Let your doctor know of any allergies to antibiotics. If you get a rash, itchy skin, hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face or mouth while taking Teflaro (ceftaroline), talk to your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.

Common concerns from people taking Teflaro (ceftaroline)

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Interactions
  • Fewer interactions with other drugs compared to similar medicines.