Cefepime + Tazobactum

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Cefepime + Tazobactum Uses

Cefepime+Tazobactum is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Cefepime + Tazobactum works

Cefepime + Tazobactum is a combination of two medicines: Cefepime and Tazobactum. Cefepime is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Tazobactum is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which blocks the action of enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate cefepime. Addition of Tazobactum reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefepime against bacteria.

Common side effects of Cefepime + Tazobactum

Diarrhea, 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 + Tazobactum

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections, even if they have developed resistance.
  • 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.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Frequently asked questions for Cefepime + Tazobactum

Cefepime + Tazobactum

Q. How long does Cefepime+Tazobactum takes to work?

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

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

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.

Q. Can I stop taking Cefepime+Tazobactum when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefepime+Tazobactum and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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