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Because potentially serious drug interactions can occur with Teflaro, talk to your healthcare provider about all other products you are taking. In particular, problems may occur when Teflaro is combined with birth control pills, the oral typhoid vaccine, or probenecid. Some of these reactions may decrease the effectiveness of the drugs.


An Overview of Interactions With Teflaro

Teflaro® (ceftaroline fosamil) may react with a few other products. Some of the drugs that can interact with Teflaro include but are not limited to:

Teflaro Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Teflaro is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Birth Control Pills
Despite the long-standing belief that antibiotics interact with birth control pills, several studies have shown that most antibiotics do not increase the risk of pregnancy in women taking birth control pills. Nevertheless, there have been reports of birth control pill failure in women who have taken antibiotics.
Ask your healthcare provider about whether you need to use a backup method of birth control while using Teflaro (see Antibiotics and Birth Control Pills for more information). If it is very important to you to avoid pregnancy, you might consider using a backup method just to be safe.
Oral Typhoid Vaccine
Like other antibiotics, Teflaro may decrease the effectiveness of the oral typhoid vaccine. If you have received Teflaro recently or are currently using it, your oral typhoid vaccine may need to be postponed for at least a day after receiving the drug.
Probenecid can decrease the body's ability to remove Teflaro from the blood, potentially leading to high Teflaro blood levels. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
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