Ceftaroline now licensed for use in children

The parenteral cephalosporin, ceftaroline (Zinforo), has been approved for use in children aged two months and over. As in adults, the drug is indicated for the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

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View Zinforo drug record
Summary of Product Characteristics
Manufacturer: AstraZeneca

Zinforo is administered by intravenous infusion over 60 minutes every eight to 12 hours and should be continued for five to seven days in CAP and for five to 14 days in SSTI.

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