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Maxipime (injection)

Generic name: cefepime (injection) [ SEF-e-peem ]Brand name: Maxipime injection
Drug class: fourth generation cephalosporins

What is Maxipime?

The antibiotic Maxipime (also known as a Cephalosporin, or SEF-a low sporin) is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections including those that are severe and life-threatening.

Maxipime side effects

If you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling on your face or in your throat, or a severe reaction to the skin (fever or sore throat with burning eyes, skin rash, blistering or peeling skin, or red or purple rash), seek emergency medical attention.Maxipime can cause serious side-effects. If you experience:Severe stomach pain or diarrhea that is bloody or watery (even months after the last dose);

  • confusion, hallucinations;
  • Having difficulty understanding or speaking to others;
  • Seizure (blackout, convulsions or seizures);
  • Pale skin, easy bruising and unusual bleeding.
  • Dark colored urine (jaundice) is a yellowing of the skin and eyes.
  • Maxipime can cause the following side effects:
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • fever;
  • headache;
  • Itching, rash
  • Abnormal blood tests

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


If you have an allergy to cephalosporins (cefdinir cephalexin Keflex Omnicef and others) or penicillin antibiotics, such as amoxicillin ampicillin Augmentin and others, then you should avoid using Maxipime.

Before you take this drug

This medicine should not be used if you have an allergy to cephalosporins (cefdinir or cephalexin), penicillin antibiotics, or cephalosporins (amoxicillin for ampicillin or Augmentin).Tell your doctor if you fell any of the following symptoms,

  • An allergic reaction to antibiotics
  • Kidney disease (or dialysis if you have it);
  • Colitis and other intestinal disorders are common.
  • if you are malnourished.
  • Inform your doctor if pregnant or nursing.

Do not administer this medicine to an infant without consulting a doctor.

How to take Maxipime?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medicine and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label.Maxipime can be given by infusion. You can learn how to use the medication properly by yourself from a healthcare provider.Please read and follow all instructions for use that come with your medication.Maxipime may need to be mixed with a liquid before use. Only use the diluent that your doctor recommends.You will need to take your medicine within a few hours or days after mixing it. The diluent you use and the way you store your mixture (at room or refrigerator temperature) will determine how long it takes to mix. If you are using injections on your own, make sure that you know how to mix and store them. If you have any queries ask your health expert,

Maxipime should be administered slowly..Maxipime can become darker when you mix it with a diluting agent. If the medicine is cloudy or contains particles, do not use it. For new medication, call your pharmacist.Only use a needle or syringe once, and then store them in an "as sharps" container that is puncture proof. Be sure to follow local or state laws on how to properly dispose of the container.Even if you feel better quickly, continue to take this medication for the entire prescribed time. You can get an infection resistant to medications if you skip doses. Maxipime does not treat viral infections such as flu or the common cold.It can interfere with certain medical tests. Maxipime can affect the results of certain medical tests.Keep Maxipime unmixed at room temperature away from moisture, light, and heat.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for your next dose, skip the missed dosage. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for Poison Help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. This could be an indication of a new illness. Call your doctor if you have bloody or watery diarrhea before taking anti-diarrhea medication.

Interactions with other drugs.

Tell your doctor all of your other medications, including:Another injected antibiotic. A diuretic, or "water pill."This list is incomplete. Maxipime may interact with other drugs, including vitamins, herbal products, prescription and over-the counter medicines. This list does not include all drug interactions.