A 4th-generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
Active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and multidrug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae
Indications RTIs–e.g., bronchitis, nosocomial pneumonia; cellulitis and other skin and soft-tissue infections; UTIs–e.g., pyelonephritis, febrile neutropenia, PID, gonorrhoea, septicemia, intra-abdominal infections, meningitis, surgical prophylaxis
Adverse effects A 2007 meta-analysis suggested that mortality was increased in patients treated with cefepime compared to beta-lactam antibiotics, which was not confirmed by later studies.
Brand names Axepim, Cepimax, Cepimex, Maxcef, Maxipime, Neomed, Neopime