Cefepime (Maxipime®) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat a variety of different infections. It is approved for use in adults and children as young as two months old.
As part of a group of drugs called cephalosporins, cefepime works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die.
Cefepime is given by a slow injection into a vein (IV) or by intramuscular (IM) injection, usually once every 8 or 12 hours, or perhaps less often if you have kidney disease. For serious infections, it is usually best to give cefepime by IV rather than by intramuscular injection.
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