Maxipime

Maxipime treats several types bacterial infections. Diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics. If diarrhea is severe or lasts more than 2 or 3 days, contact your doctor

Maxipime Overview

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Maxipime is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, skin, abdomen, and urinary tract. Maxipime belongs to a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics, which work to stop the growth of bacteria in the body.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) or muscle (IM) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of cefepime include rash, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

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  • Acinetobacter Infections
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bone Diseases, Infectious
  • Escherichia Coli Infections
  • Fever
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Neutropenia
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
  • Proteus Infections
  • Pseudomonas Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Sepsis
  • Serratia Infections
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial
  • Soft Tissue Infections
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections

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Uses of Maxipime

Maxipime is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, skin, abdomen, and urinary tract.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Maxipime Drug Class

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Side Effects of Maxipime

Common side effects of cefepime include:

  • rash
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • itching
  • fever
  • headache

This is not a complete list of cefepime side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Serious side effects have been reported with maxipime . See the “Drug Precautions” section.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Maxipime Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • aminoglycosides such as amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), and tobramycin (Nebcin)
  • furosemide (Lasix)
  • probenecid (Probalan, Benemid)
  • methotrexate (Trexall, Rheumatrex)
  • birth control pills

This is not a complete list of cefepime drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

 

Maxipime Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with cefepime including:

  • hypersensitivity (severe allergic reaction). Signs of a hypersensitivity reaction, which include the following:
    • chest pain
    • swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms, or legs
    • difficulty breathing or swallowing
    • fainting
    • rash
  • diarrhea. Diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics, and it usually ends when the antibacterial is discontinued. Sometimes after starting treatment with antibiotics, patients can develop watery and bloody stools (with or without stomach cramps and fever) even as late as 2 or more months after having taken their last dose of the antibacterial. If diarrhea is severe or lasts more than 2 or 3 days, contact your doctor, as this may be a sign of an infection of the bowels.
  • superinfectionmaxipime should not be used for extended periods. Prolonged use can lead to the growth of dangerous organisms that are resistant or unresponsive to this medication. Take maxipime for the duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • bleeding abnormalities. Your health care provider may want to monitor lab tests that show how well your blood is able to clot or that measure your tendency to bleed. Any abnormalities or irregularities that may occur may be more common in those with kidney dysfunction.
  • nervous system disturbances. Some may experience nervous symptom abnormalities such as a seizure or disturbances of consciousness (confusion, hallucinations, stupor, coma) when the dose of cefepime exceeds the recommended dose, especially in the presence of kidney dysfunction.

Do not take maxipime if you:

  • are allergic to maxipime or to any of its ingredients
  • are allergic to similar antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins)

Maxipime Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of maxipime , there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

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Before taking maxipime , tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to maxipime or to any of its ingredients
  • are allergic to similar antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins)
  • have gastrointestinal (stomach and bowel) problems, especially colitis
  • have a history of seizure activity
  • have kidney problems
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Maxipime and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Maxipime falls into category B. There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with cefepime. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.

Maxipime and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Maxipime has been detected in human breast milk. Because of the possibility for adverse reactions in nursing infants from Maxipime, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or to stop use of Maxipime . The importance of the drug to the mother should be considered.

Maxipime Usage

Take Maxipime exactly as prescribed.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) or muscle (IM) by a healthcare professional.

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Maxipime at the same time.

Maxipime Dosage

Take Maxipimeexactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Maxipimedose your doctor recommends will be based on:

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your kidney function
  • your weight

The recommended dose range for Maxipime in adults is 0.5 grams to 2 grams two to three times a day.

The recommended dose range for Maxipime in children (weighing 40 kg or less) is 50 mg/kg to 2 grams two to three times a day.

Maxipime Overdose

If you take too much Maxipime call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

If Maxipime is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur. However, if overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention.

 

Other Requirements

  • Store Maxipime (prior to reconstitution) between 2˚-25˚C (36˚-77˚F).
  • Protect from light.
  • Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.