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Composition for MAGNOVA

Cefepime(500 mg),Tazobactum(62.5 mg)

food interaction for MAGNOVA

alcohol interaction for MAGNOVA

pregnancy interaction for MAGNOVA

lactation interaction for MAGNOVA

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Magnova 500mg/62.5mg 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(500 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
Tazobactum(62.5 mg)


Tazobactam is an antibiotic used in  combination with another antibiotic called piperacillin to treat many infections caused by bacteria, such as urinary tract infections, bone and joint infections, severe vaginal infections, stomach infections, skin infections, and pneumonia. It is also used to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections including inflammation of the membrane which lines the inside of the abdomen and the entire internal organs It is also used to treat decrease in white blood cells (neutropenia) with fever due to bacterial infection. 

How it works

Tazobactam belongs to group of medicines called beta lactamase Inhibitor  It works by preventing destruction of beta-lactam antibiotics from chemicals released from bacteria and extends their spectrum of activity.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Bruise, Bleeding, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Flatulence, Headache, Insomnia, Itching, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Vomiting


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Expert advice for MAGNOVA

  • 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 MAGNOVA


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 tazobactam a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug?
Sulbactam does not contain sulfa. It is a beta lactamase Inhibitor.
Q. What is tazobactam sodium?
Tazobactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used as the sodium salt to increase the antibacterial activity of piperacillin.
Q. What is tazact 4.5?
Tazact 4.5 is the brand name for combination of tazobactam and piperacillin.
Q. What organisms does tazobactam/piperacillin cover?
Tazobactam in combination with piperacillin is mainly effective against anaerobes and enterococcus, listeria, staphylococcus, citrobacter, haemophilus, moraxella and proteus species but methicillin-resistant staphylococci are resistant to tazobactam/piperacillin.
Q. Is tazobactam safe?
Tazobactam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 15 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)