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Zinforo® (ceftaroline fosamil)

What is Zinforo and what is it used for?

Zinforo is an antibiotic medicine, available in the UK from Pfizer. It works by killing certain types of bacteria which can cause serious infections.

It is recognised that some types of bacteria which make us ill, are becoming resistant to antibiotics making them difficult to treat. Therefore, there are a range of different antibiotics available to try and combat this resistance; Zinforo is one of these.

Zinforo is used to treat children (from birth) and adults with:

  • infections of the skin and the tissues below the skin
  • an infection of the lungs called ‘pneumonia’

Medical professionals carefully consider a range of factors before recommending which antibiotic to use.

Zinforo 600mg is given via a drip into a vein, usually in hospital. It is only available with a prescription.


Reference information

If you would like to see the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) or Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for Zinforo these can be found at the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC):


PP-ZFO-GBR-0133 / May 2020

Pfizer is unable to provide advice on personal medical matters. Please consult your doctor or other relevant health professionals for specific, health-related advice and support.

If you get any side effects when taking this or any other medicine, talk to your doctor or other relevant health professional e.g. pharmacist, nurse.. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the packaging leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.