Precautions and Warnings With Cefepime

Who Should Not Receive Cefepime?

You should not use cefepime if you are allergic to it, Maxipime, other cephalosporin antibiotics, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 
The prescribing information states that people with allergies to penicillins or other beta-lactam antibiotics should not receive cefepime. However, the prescribing information also states that caution should be used when giving cefepime to people with penicillin allergies, suggesting that in some circumstances, with appropriate monitoring and in a setting capable of handling an allergic emergency, it is acceptable to give this medication to people who are allergic to penicillins, as approximately 90 percent of people with penicillin allergies will not be allergic to cefepime.
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this medication should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with cefepime that may apply to you.

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