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General Information on Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection

Generic Name : Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection

Pronunciation : sef-TAR-oh-leen

Latest prescription information about Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection

International- Teflaro.

Why is Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for bacterial infections (Eg- skin and skin structure infections, pneumonia). It works by fighting against the bacteria in the body.

When should Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection?

IV- Adult- The recommended dose is 600 mg administered every 12 hours over 1 hour infusion.

How should Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach or bowel problems, blood clotting problems, kidney or liver impairment, poor nutrition, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection?

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, constipation, vomiting and abdominal pain.
   Metabolic : Decreased level of potassium in blood.
   Liver : Liver inflammation.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness and epilepsy.
   Skin : Rash.
   Heart Vein inflammation, palpitations and slow heart rate.
   Miscellaneous : Fever.

What are the other precautions for Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ceftaroline Fosamil Injection?

Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C).

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