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Rocephin vs. Maxipime

Are Rocephin and Maxipime the Same Thing?

Rocephin (ceftriaxone sodium) and Maxipime (cefepime hydrochloride) are cephalosporin antibiotics used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms.

Side effects of Rocephin and Maxipime that are similar include injection site reactions (swelling, redness, pain, a hard lump, skin rash, or soreness), loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or upset, diarrhea, headache, or vaginal itching or discharge.

Side effects of Rocephin that are different from Maxipime include dizziness, overactive reflexes, pain or swelling in your tongue, or sweating.

Side effects of Maxipime that are different from Rocephin include skin rash or itching or white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Rocephin?

Common side effects of Rocephin include:

  • injection site reactions (swelling, redness, pain, a hard lump, or soreness),
  • loss of appetite,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • upset stomach,
  • diarrhea,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • overactive reflexes,
  • pain or swelling in your tongue,
  • sweating, or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Maxipime?

Common side effects of Maxipime include:

  • injection site reactions (pain, redness, swelling, soreness, or skin rash),
  • stomach pain,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • loss of appetite,
  • diarrhea,
  • headache,
  • skin rash or itching,
  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips, or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Maxipime including:

  • dark urine,
  • easy bruising or bleeding,
  • fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat,
  • mental/mood changes (such as confusion, hallucinations, decreased alertness),
  • seizures,
  • jerking movements,
  • unusual weakness, or
  • yellowing eyes or skin.

What Is Rocephin?

Rocephin (ceftriaxone sodium) for Injection is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms such as meningitis. Rocephin is available in generic form.

What Is Maxipime?

Maxipime (cefepime hydrochloride) is a broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms.

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What Drugs Interact With Rocephin?

Rocephin (ceftriaxone sodium) for Injection is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms such as meningitis. Rocephin is available in generic form.

What Drugs Interact With Maxipime?

Maxipime may interact with antibiotics, and diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Maxipime; it is not expected to be harmful to a fetus. Maxipime can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Rocephin Be Taken?

The usual adult daily dose is 1 to 2 grams given once a day (or in equally divided doses twice a day) depending on the type and severity of infection. Pediatric dosing depends on the condition being treated and the child's weight. Other drugs may interact with Rocephin.

How Should Maxipime Be Taken?

The dose of Maxipime is determined by a physician and is based on the type of infection and the patient's body weight.

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References
SOURCE:

Medscape. Rocephin Product Information.

https://reference.medscape.com/drug/rocephin-ceftriaxone-342510

FDA. Maxipime Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/050679s036lbl.pdf
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