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Composition for INPIME

Cefepime(1 mg),Sulbactam(0.5 mg)

food interaction for INPIME

alcohol interaction for INPIME

pregnancy interaction for INPIME

lactation interaction for INPIME

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Inpime 1 mg/0.5 mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Cefepime(1 mg)


Cefepime is used to treat respiratory tract infection like lung infection (pneumonia), urinary tract infections such as kidney infection (pyelonephritis), skin and soft tissue infections, intra-abdominal Infections, and fever associated with low white blood cells called neutrophils (febrile neutropenia).

How it works

Cefepime belongs to group of medicines called cephalosporin antibiotics. It kills the bacteria by interrupting the bacterial cell wall (outer coating of bacteria) formation. As a result, the bacterial cell wall is weakened and ruptured, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Itchy rash, Acne-like rash, Bloody diarrhea, Confusion, Convulsion, Shortness of breath, Sore mouth, Sore throat, Stomach pain, Watery diarrhoea, Chills, Fever
Sulbactam(0.5 mg)


Sulbactam is used in combination with other antibiotics for treating certain bacterial infections. It is used to treat intraabdominal, gynecological, skin or soft tissue, and surgal infections, especially those developed in the hospital.

How it works

Sulbactam belongs to group of medicines called betalactamase Inhibitor with very weak action against bacteria.  Beta-lactamase inhibitors are available only in fixed combinations with specific penicillins (beta-lactam antibiotics) such as amoxicillin, ampicillin, piperacillin, and ticarcillin. It works by preventing destruction of beta-lactam antibiotics from chemicals released from bacteria and extends their spectrum of activity.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Hives, Redness of skin, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Skin swelling, Tongue swelling, Throat swelling, Injection site bruising, Injection site bleeding, Stomach cramp, Wheezing


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Expert advice for INPIME

  • Do not start or continue the cefepime and consult your doctor if you have kidney, liver or blood clotting disorder, stomach or bowel problems, poor nutrition, or if you are taking drugs like aminoglycosides (e.g. gentamycin) and diuretics (e.g. furosemide).
  • Caution should be taken when given to the children < 2 months old or to patients with diabetes as it may affect the results for urine glucose tests.

Frequently asked questions for INPIME


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.
Q. Is cefepime broad spectrum bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Cefepime 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.
Q. Is cefepime a vesicant?
No, cefepime is not a vesicant drug.
Q. What organisms does cefepime cover?
Cefepime 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.


Q. Is sulbactam a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug?
Sulbactam does not contain sulfa. It is a semisynthetic beta lactamase Inhibitor.
Q. What is sulbactam sodium?
Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used as the sodium salt to increase the antibacterial activity of penicillins.
Q. Is sulbactam safe?
Sulbactam is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 08 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)