Cefepime is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.

Cefepime injection is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms.

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  • Maxipime
  • More common
    Abdominal or stomach cramps
    back, leg, or stomach pains
    bleeding gums, nosebleeds
    confusion
    convulsions
    dark urine
    difficulty with breathing
    fever, chills
    general body swelling
    headache
    irregular heartbeats
    loss of appetite
    mood or mental changes
    muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
    nausea or vomiting
    numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
    tremor
    yellowing of the eyes or skin
    Less common
    Bluish color
    pain, tenderness
    swelling of the foot or leg
    Rare
    Diarrhea
    inflammation or swelling
    watery or bloody diarrhea
    Incidence not known
    Agitation
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    bloody or cloudy urine
    bloody, black, or tarry stools
    blurred vision
    change in consciousness
    chest pain
    cough or hoarseness
    difficult or painful urination
    difficulty with swallowing
    dizziness
    fast heartbeat
    general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    itching, hives
    muscle twitching or jerking
    paralysis
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    rhythmic movement of the muscles
    seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
    seizures
    severe sleepiness
    stiff neck
    sudden decrease in the amount of urine
    swollen or painful glands
    unpleasant breath odor
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    vomiting of blood
    Some of the side effects that can occur with cefepime may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Red streaks on the skin
    swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site
    Rare
    Itching of the vagina or genital area
    pain during sexual intercourse
    redness of the skin
    sore mouth or tongue
    thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
    white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat
  • (cefepime hydrochloride) injection, powder, for solution
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.