Ceftaroline Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Ceftaroline has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people given ceftaroline were documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people who received other antibiotics.
Based on these studies, the most common ceftaroline side effects included:
  • Diarrhea -- in up to 5 percent of people
  • Nausea -- up to 4 percent
  • Rash -- up to 3 percent
  • Constipation -- up to 2 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 2 percent
  • Low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia) -- up to 2 percent
  • Increased liver enzymes (found using standard blood tests) -- up to 2 percent
  • Inflammation of a vein (phlebitis) -- up to 2 percent.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using ceftaroline or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Ceftaroline Medication Information

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