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Maxipime Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cefepime (Maxipime)?
- What are the possible side effects of cefepime (Maxipime)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cefepime (Maxipime)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using cefepime (Maxipime)?
- How should I use cefepime (Maxipime)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Maxipime)?
- What happens if I overdose (Maxipime)?
- What should I avoid while using cefepime (Maxipime)?
- What other drugs will affect cefepime (Maxipime)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Maxipime)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Maxipime)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, hallucinations, restless feeling, muscle stiffness, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while using cefepime (Maxipime)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking cefepime and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect cefepime (Maxipime)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- an antibiotic such as amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab), netilmicin (Netromycin), streptomycin, or tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi); or
- a diuretic (water pill) such as furosemide (Lasix), bumetanide (Bumex), torsemide (Demadex), or ethacrynic acid (Edecrin).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with cefepime. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about cefepime.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Maxipime Information
- Maxipime Drug Interactions Center: cefepime inj
- Maxipime Side Effects Center
- Maxipime Overview including Precautions
- Maxipime FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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