Cefepime Side Effects

If you are using cefepime to treat a bacterial infection, you may develop certain reactions that require immediate medical attention. Some of the potentially serious side effects of cefepime may include bloody diarrhea, unusual muscle movements, and seizures. Fortunately, most reactions to this drug tend to be minor and include things like nausea, headaches, and itching.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Cefepime

Just like any medicine, cefepime (Maxipime®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with cefepime. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Cefepime Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of cefepime are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an overdose, such as:
    • Seizures
    • Coma
    • Unusual muscle movements or hyperactivity
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea, which may start while receiving the drug or even quite a while after stopping it
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Redness of the face
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.

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