Medicine Overview of Cefeprime Injection
Cefeprime 500mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Rash, Itching, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Fever, Diarrhoea.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Cefeprime 500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body.
In Depth Information on Cefeprime Injection
Your doctor has prescribed Cefeprime 500mg Injection to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Discontinue Cefeprime 500mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
If you're on blood thinners, Cefeprime 500mg Injection can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
Cefeprime Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cefeprime 500mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Cefeprime 500mg Injection is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Cefeprime 500mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
It is not known whether Cefeprime 500mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Cefeprime 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefeprime 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cefeprime 500mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cefeprime 500mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Cefeprime 500mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Cefeprime Injection
Q. Is cefepime beta lactam, penicillin, or sulfa drug?
Cefepime does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is a beta lactam cephalosporin antibiotic
Cefeprime is a broad spectrum bactericidal antibiotic
Q. Is cefepime compatible with lactated ringer's, normal saline, or vancomycin?
Cefepime is compatible with lactated ringer's or normal saline. Solutions of cefepime should not be added to vancomycin. However, if concurrent therapy with cefepime is indicated, vancomycin can be administered separately. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
No, Cefeprime is not a vesicant drug
Cefeprime is mainly effective against methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (mssa), gram-negative bacteria, klebsiella, Group B streptococci but not effective against enterococcus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa), or anaerobes such as mycoplasma.
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