Cefepime

Cefepime Chemical structure: Cefepime Brands in Kenya

MOA: Cefepime inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis, causing death (bactericidal

Pharmacology & Brands Available:

Brands of Cefepime in Kenya

Cefepimark®, Marksans
Novapime®, Lupin
Inno-Pime®, Innocia
Ceftipime®, Renata
Maxime®, Cipla
Maxipime®, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Megapime®, Alkem
Micropime®, Micro-Lab
Orpime®, Orchid
Pimcef®, Venus
Pozineg®, Aurobindo

Cefepime is a fourth-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Cefepime has an extended spectrum of activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, with greater activity against both types of organism than third-generation agents.

Indications

  • Pneumonia
  • Empiric Therapy For Febrile Neutropenic Patients
  • Uncomplicated And Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (Including Pyelonephritis)
  • Uncomplicated Skin And Skin Structure Infections.
  • Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins or beta lactams such as Penicillins

Drug interactions

Amikacin : increased kidney damage risk
Furosemide: increased kidney problems risk

Adverse Drug Effects

Positive Coombs test result without hemolysis
Rash
Elevated alanine aminotransferase
Hypophosphatemia
Diarrhea
Nausea or vomiting
Headache
Fever Brands of cefepime in Kenya

Cefepime can be found in a Pharmacy near you