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(ceftaroline fosamil) Injection


Teflaro is a sterile, semi-synthetic, prodrug antibacterial drug of the cephalosporin class of beta-lactams (βlactams). Chemically, the prodrug, ceftaroline fosamil monoacetate monohydrate is (6R,7R)-7-{(2Z)-2(ethoxyimino)-2-[5-(phosphonoamino)-1,2,4-thiadiazol-3-yl]acetamido}-3-{[4-(1-methylpyridin-1-ium-4yl)-1,3-thiazol-2-yl]sulfanyl}-8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylate monoacetate monohydrate. Its molecular weight is 762.75. The empirical formula is C22H21N8O8PS4.C2H4O2.H2O.

Figure 1: Chemical structure of ceftaroline fosamil

TEFLARO® (ceftaroline fosamil) Structural Formula Illustration

Teflaro vials contain either 600 mg or 400 mg of anhydrous ceftaroline fosamil. The powder for injection is formulated from ceftaroline fosamil monoacetate monohydrate, a pale yellowish-white to light yellow sterile powder. All references to ceftaroline activity are expressed in terms of the prodrug, ceftaroline fosamil. The powder is constituted for IV injection [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].

Each vial of Teflaro contains ceftaroline fosamil and L-arginine, which results in a constituted solution at pH 4.8 to 6.5.

What are the possible side effects of ceftaroline (Teflaro)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • chest pain;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • unusual bleeding;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a...

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What are the precautions when taking ceftaroline fosamil injection for intravenous (iv) use (Teflaro)?

Before using ceftaroline, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other cephalosporins; or to penicillins; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease.

Ceftaroline may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to work less well. Therefore, do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication without the consent of your doctor.

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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/15/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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