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Composition for ORPIME

Cefepime(1000 mg)

food interaction for ORPIME

alcohol interaction for ORPIME

pregnancy interaction for ORPIME

lactation interaction for ORPIME

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Orpime 1gm injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Orpime 1gm 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
Orpime 1gm injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ORPIME

Cefepime(1000 mg)

Uses

Orpime 1gm injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Orpime 1gm 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 ORPIME

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    Rs. 45.20/ML of injection
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  • CEPIME 1000 MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 138.57/injection
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    Rs. 138.57
    save 22% more per injection
  • KEFPIME 1GM INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 181.09/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 181.09
    pay 2% more per injection
  • BIOPIME 1GM INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    Rs. 104.68/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 104.68
    save 41% more per injection
  • FORPAR 1GM INJECTION
    (10 ML injection in vial)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 13.20/ML of injection
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    Rs. 132
    save 93% more per ML of injection

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Expert advice for ORPIME

  • 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 ORPIME

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 21 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)