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When treating certain bacterial infections with Teflaro, the dosage is given intravenously (by IV) every 12 hours. The specific amount your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on the type and severity of the infection being treated, your kidney function, and various other factors. Treatment usually lasts from 5 to 14 days.


An Introduction to Dosing With Teflaro

The dosage of Teflaro® (ceftaroline fosamil) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on factors such as:
  • The type and severity of the infection being treated
  • How well your kidneys are functioning
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

What Is the Recommended Teflaro Dosage for Treating Infections?

The standard recommended dosage for Teflaro for treating skin/skin structure infections or pneumonia is 600 mg given intravenously (by IV) every 12 hours. For pneumonia, the drug is usually given for five to seven days. For skin and skin structure infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, the drug is usually given for 5 to 14 days.
If your kidneys are not functioning well, your healthcare provider may recommend a lower Teflaro dose.

General Information on Receiving Teflaro

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Teflaro include the following:
  • This medication is given by IV every 12 hours. It takes about an hour to give the dose by IV.
  • Depending on the type and severity of the infection, treatment usually lasts from 5 to 14 days. 
  • Teflaro is often given for a few days after the infection has cleared up. For serious infections, an even longer treatment course may be recommended.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Teflaro dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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