Drug Information

Generic Name:

Cefepime

Pronunciation:

sef-ah-PEEM

Product Name:

Maxipime

Category:

Antibiotics

How is it given?:

intravenous (IV), intramuscular (IM)

Uses:

Respiratory infection, skin and soft tissue infection, urinary tract infection, intra-abdominal infection, bacteria in the blood

Comment:

This antibiotic is used to treat moderate to severe infections in the areas described above. It is approve to treat cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy who develop fever and low white blood cell counts.

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