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Composition for KEFAGE (INDCHEMIE)

Cefepime(1000 mg)

food interaction for KEFAGE (INDCHEMIE)

alcohol interaction for KEFAGE (INDCHEMIE)

pregnancy interaction for KEFAGE (INDCHEMIE)

lactation interaction for KEFAGE (INDCHEMIE)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Kefage 1000mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Kefage 1000mg 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Kefage 1000mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for KEFAGE (INDCHEMIE)

Cefepime(1000 mg)

Uses

Kefage 1000mg injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Kefage 1000mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

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

SUBSTITUTES for KEFAGE (INDCHEMIE)

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Expert advice for KEFAGE (INDCHEMIE)

  • 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 KEFAGE (INDCHEMIE)

Cefepime

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 31 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)