Ceftaroline is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.

Ceftaroline is used to treat skin infections or pneumonia caused by bacteria.

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  • Teflaro
  • More common
    Back, leg, or stomach pains
    bleeding gums
    dark urine
    difficulty with breathing
    general body swelling
    loss of appetite
    nausea or vomiting
    pale skin
    sore throat
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    yellowing of the eyes or skin
    Less common
    Abdominal or stomach tenderness
    black, tarry stools
    blood in the urine or stools
    bluish color
    changes in skin color
    chest pain or discomfort
    decreased frequency or amount of urine
    difficulty with swallowing
    dry mouth
    fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
    general tiredness and weakness
    increased blood pressure
    increased thirst
    light-colored stools
    lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
    lower back or side pain
    mood changes
    muscle pain or cramps
    numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
    painful or difficult urination
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    severe abdominal or stomach cramps and pain
    shortness of breath
    skin itching, rash, or redness
    slow or irregular heartbeat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    swelling of the face, throat, fingers, or lower legs
    swollen glands
    tightness in the chest
    troubled breathing
    troubled breathing with exertion
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    upper right abdominal or stomach pain
    watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
    weakness or heaviness of the legs
    weight gain
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with ceftaroline may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Blurred vision
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    flushed, dry skin fruit-like breath odor
    hives or welts
    increased hunger
    increased urination
    unexplained weight loss
  • (intravenous powder for injection)
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.