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As a type of cephalosporin antibiotic, ceftaroline fosamil (Teflaro®) is prescribed to treat pneumonia and certain types of skin infections. It is given intravenously (by IV) into a vein every 12 hours for 5 to 14 days. Your individual dosage will depend on the type and severity of the infection being treated, your kidney function, and various other factors.
If your healthcare provider recommends treatment with ceftaroline, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are using. Some of the potential side effects include diarrhea, nausea, and a rash. You should also talk to your healthcare provider before starting this drug if you have kidney disease or a penicillin allergy.
(To learn more about this medication, click Ceftaroline. This full-length article includes more information, including dosing guidelines, details on how the antibiotic works, and other important warnings and precautions.)
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