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Generic name: Cefiderocol (pronounced [SEF-ider-oh-kol])
Drug class: Other cephalosporins.

What is Fetroja?

Fetroja (sef-alo-spor-in) is a cephalosporin anti-biotic used to treat serious bladder and kidney infections among adults. Fetroja can also be used to treat adults with pneumonia who are in the hospital or on a ventilator. This medication guide does not list all possible uses of Fetroja.

Side effects of Fetroja

If you experience symptoms of an allergic response (hives or difficulty breathing, swelling on your face or in your throat), or a severe reaction to the skin (fever or sore neck, or burning in your eye, or skin pain or blistering, or a red or purple rash that is spreading and blistering, or skin rash with a red or purple color, or skin rash that causes blistering or peeling), seek emergency

Fetroja may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Severe stomach pain or bloody or watery diarrhea (even months post-dose);
  • White patches or sores on the lips or inside your mouth;
  • Low sodium level: leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, increased thirst, urination or numbness, muscle weakness, or a limp feeling.

Fetroja can cause the following side effects:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation;
  • Mouth sores;
  • Cough;
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Headache;
  • Rash;
  • Pain, redness, or itching around the IV needle.

There may be other side effects. Call your physician immediately if any adverse side effects arise, as he/she can provide medical guidance regarding them. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.

Similar/related drugs

Amoxicillin, Doxycycline, Ciprofloxacin, Augmentin, Ceftriaxone, and Levofloxacin


Fetroja may cause severe or even life-threatening reactions. If you are allergic to penicillin or any antibiotic, tell your doctor.

Before you take this drug

Fetroja may cause severe or even life-threatening allergic reactions.

  • Cefadroxil, commonly referred to by other names like cefoxitin (cefdinir), cefuroxime, Keflex, Omnicef and others is widely prescribed antibiotic medication used for relieving feverish or itchy skin conditions such as acne.
  • Avibactam (also known as sulbactam), tazobactam (also called vaborbactam), tazobactam (also known as tazobactam), and others
  • Amoxil (Augmentin or Moxatag), Ampicillin, Diloxacillin, and other antibiotics

Tell your doctor about any of the following:

  • An allergy to penicillin (especially)
  • Kidney disease (or dialysis if you have it);
  • A seizure;
  • Liver disease
  • Colitis is one of the most common intestinal disorders.

Notify your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or nursing.

How to take Fetroja?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all instructions on the label. Follow the directions on the label. Fetroja is administered into a vein. The medicine should be taken slowly over a period of 3 hours. If you're not sure how to use an injectable, ask your pharmacist or doctor. Fetroja is mixed with a liquid, called a diluteant. It must then be further diluted in an IV bag with another liquid. Only prepare an injection when you're ready to administer it. If the color of your medicine has changed or if it has particles, call your pharmacist. Never reuse a syringe or needle. Put them in a "sharps container" that is puncture-proof, and dispose of the sharps according to local or state laws. Keep away from children and pets. Fetroja is typically given between 7 and 14 days.

Continue to use this medication even if you notice a rapid improvement in your symptoms. If you skip doses, your infection may become resistant to the medication. Fetroja does not treat viral infections, such as the flu or a common cold. It can also affect certain medical tests. Fetroja can affect the results of certain medical tests. Store vials inside the original carton and in a fridge. Protect against light. Mix a diluent in the vial and store it at room temperature. Further dilute into an intravenous bag within one hour. After dilution, store the IV bag at room temperature for up to 6 hours or in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Protect from light. You must use the medicine within 6 hours after removing the IV bag. Each IV bag can only be used once. After one use, throw it out, even if the medicine is still inside.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you miss a dosage, call your doctor to get instructions.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If you experience diarrhea that is bloody or watery, tell your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

Fetroja may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Inform your doctor of all the other medications you take.