Drug Interactions With Cefepime

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when cefepime is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
Combining cefepime with an aminoglycoside antibiotic may increase the risk for kidney damage. Nonetheless, in some very serious situations, such combinations may be used when the possible benefits outweigh the likely risks.
Birth Control Pills
Despite the long-standing belief that antibiotics interact with birth control pills, several studies have shown that most antibiotics do not increase the risk of pregnancy in women taking birth control pills. Nevertheless, there have been reports of birth control pill failure in women who have taken antibiotics.
Ask your healthcare provider about whether you need to use a backup method of birth control while using cefepime (see Antibiotics and Birth Control Pills for more information). If it is very important to you to avoid pregnancy, you might consider using a backup method just to be safe.
Like other similar antibiotics that are removed from the body using the kidneys, cefepime should be used cautiously in people who take diuretics, as some diuretics can decrease kidney function. Such combinations may increase the risk for kidney damage. If you take a diuretic, check with your healthcare provider before receiving cefepime.
Oral Typhoid Vaccine
Like other antibiotics, cefepime may decrease the effectiveness of the oral typhoid vaccine. If you have received cefepime recently or are currently using it, your oral typhoid vaccine may need to be postponed for at least a day after receiving the drug.

Cefepime Antibiotic Information

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