Cefepime

Dosing Information for Cefepime

The dose of cefepime your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on various factors, such as:
 
  • Your age
  • Your weight
  • The type and severity of the infection being treated
  • How well your kidneys are functioning.
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
 
(Click Cefepime Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Cefepime may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Cefepime).
 

What If I Overdose on This Drug?

An overdose on this medication can cause serious problems, such as seizures or a coma. If you think you have been given too much cefepime, alert the medical staff immediately.
 
(Click Maxipime Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Information

Cefepime comes either in vials of the dry medication to be mixed or in premixed containers. Unmixed cefepime vials should be stored at room temperature. Premixed cefepime containers should be frozen until use. They can be thawed at room temperature or under refrigeration; do not thaw in warm water or in a microwave.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Maxipime).
 

Who Makes Cefepime?

Brand-name cefepime (sold under the name Maxipime) was made by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company but is no longer available. Generic versions are still available and are made by various manufacturers.
 

Cefepime Antibiotic Information

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