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Dosing Information for Ceftaroline

The dose of ceftaroline your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on various factors such as:
 
  • The type and severity of the infection being treated
  • How well your kidneys are functioning
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
 
(Click Ceftaroline Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Ceftaroline may react with a few other medicines (see Ceftaroline Drug Interactions).
 

What If I Overdose on This Medicine?

An overdose of cephalosporin medications can cause serious problems, such as seizures or a coma. If you think you have been given too much ceftaroline, alert the medical staff right away.
 
(Click Teflaro Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Information

Ceftaroline comes in vials of the dry medication to be mixed with an appropriate liquid before use. Unmixed ceftaroline vials should be stored under refrigeration, although they can be left at room temperature for up to seven days.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Ceftaroline?

If you miss an appointment to receive a ceftaroline dose, contact your healthcare provider right away. He or she will tell you what to do next. Try not to miss doses, as this increases the chance of developing an infection that is resistant to antibiotic treatment.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic Teflaro).
 
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