What is Cefepime for:
This medication is cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for certain bacterial infections. It kills sensitive bacteria.
How does Cefepime work:
Cefepime works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.
How should Cefepime be used:
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.
Common side effects of Cefepime :
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.
What do I do if I miss a dose
Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What precautions should I take when taking Cefepime :
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.
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