Information about Cefepime

Cefepime Uses

Cefepime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Cefepime works

Cefepime is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Common side effects of Cefepime

Diarrhea, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Increased white blood cell count (eosinophils), Injection site phlebitis, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes, Positive Coombs test
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Expert advice for Cefepime

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefepime to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Cefepime 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.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefepime as it may cause increased side effects.

Frequently asked questions for Cefepime


Q. How long does Cefepime takes to work?

Usually, Cefepime starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Cefepime cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefepime can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Cefepime?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.


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