This medication is cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for certain bacterial infections. It kills sensitive bacteria.
Cefepime works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.
IV- UTI- The recommended dose is 0.5-1 g 12 hourly for 7-10 days. Empirical therapy for febrile neutropenia- 2 g 8 hourly for 7 days or until resolution of neutropenia. It comes as a solution for injection, administered by a healthcare provider either into a large muscle or vein over 30 minutes.
Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. - Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. For women, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge. Irritation where the shot is given.
Call your doctor to find out what to do.
If you have an allergy to cefepime or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Injection: In dry state: Store at 2-25°C and protected from light. After reconstitution: This solution is stable for 24 hour at controlled room temperature (2-25°C) and for 7 days under refrigeration (2-8°C).
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
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