Teflaro Side Effects
Generic name: ceftaroline
Note: This document contains side effect information about ceftaroline. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Teflaro.
Some side effects of Teflaro may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to ceftaroline: intravenous powder for solution
Along with its needed effects, ceftaroline (the active ingredient contained in Teflaro) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ceftaroline: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
- 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
Some side effects of ceftaroline may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: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
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ceftaroline: intravenous powder for injection
The most common side effects reported in patients receiving ceftaroline (the active ingredient contained in Teflaro) were diarrhea, nausea, and rash. During clinical trials, serious side effects were reported in 7.5% of patients receiving ceftaroline and 7.7% of patients receiving comparator drugs. In both treatment groups, the most common serious side effects were in the respiratory and infection system organ classes. Treatment was discontinued due to side effects in 2.7% of patients receiving ceftaroline and 3.7% of patients receiving comparator drugs. Hypersensitivity was the most common side effect leading to discontinuation in both treatment groups.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included diarrhea (5%), nausea (4%), constipation (2%), vomiting (2%), abdominal pain (less than 2%), Clostridium difficile colitis (less than 2%), and C difficile associated diarrhea.
Dermatologic side effects have included rash (3%) and urticaria (less than 2%).
Metabolic side effects have included hypokalemia (2%), hyperglycemia (less than 2%), and hyperkalemia (less than 2%).
Cardiovascular side effects have included phlebitis (2%), bradycardia (less than 2%), and palpitations (less than 2%).
Hepatic side effects have included increased transaminases (2%) and hepatitis (less than 2%).
Hypersensitivity side effects have included hypersensitivity (less than 2%), anaphylaxis (less than 2%), and anaphylactoid reactions. Serious and occasionally fatal hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions have been reported with beta-lactam antibacterials.
Renal side effects have included renal failure (less than 2%).
Hematologic side effects have included anemia, eosinophilia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia in less than 2% of patients.
Nervous system side effects have included dizziness and convulsion in less than 2% of patients.
Other side effects have included pyrexia (less than 2%).
Immunologic side effects have included direct Coombs' test seroconversion.
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