cefepime

cefepime2016-11-15T03:19:31+00:00

cefepime 

MICROBIOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY

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 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cefepime 

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