What is Teflaro?Teflaro is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections of the skin or lungs. It may also be used to treat other bacterial infections, as determined by your doctor. Teflaro is administered intravenously (through a vein in your arm).
What is the most important information I should know about Teflaro?Your doctor will not administer Teflaro to you if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or similar antibiotics (such as cefaclor, cefazolin, or cefotetan). If you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics, it is possible for you to have an allergic reaction to this medication. Tell your doctor immediately if you receive Teflaro and feel signs of an allergic reaction (such as a rash or difficulty breathing).
Teflaro can cause diarrhea or colitis (inflammation of the colon). This can occur a couple of months after receiving the last dose of Teflaro. Tell your doctor immediately if you have diarrhea or colitis.
Teflaro can cause hemolytic anemia (a blood disorder in which red blood cells are destroyed). Tell your doctor if you have any type of anemia.
Who should not take Teflaro?Your doctor will not administer Teflaro to you if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or similar antibiotics (such as cefaclor, cefazolin, or cefotetan).
Your doctor will not administer Teflaro to you to treat viral infections, such as the common cold or flu.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Teflaro?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Teflaro. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies, kidney disease, or anemia.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults ≥18 years: The recommended dose is 600 milligrams (mg) every 12 hours. Your doctor will determine the duration of treatment based on the type and severity of your infection.
If you have kidney impairment, your doctor will adjust your dose appropriately.
How should I take Teflaro?Your doctor will administer Teflaro to you.
What should I avoid while taking Teflaro?Do not miss your scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Teflaro?No significant interactions have been reported with Teflaro at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of Teflaro?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: abdominal pain, allergic reactions, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, irregular heartbeat, nausea, rash
Can I receive Teflaro if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Teflaro during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Teflaro?Teflaro should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.
How should I store Teflaro?Your doctor will store this medication for you.