Gen 4 IV/IM is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe bacterial infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, urinary tract, and blood... View More
Uses of Gen 4 IV/IM
Side effects of Gen 4 IV/IM
How to use Gen 4 IV/IM
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Gen 4 IV/IM works
Gen 4 IV/IM is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them t... View More
What if you forget to take Gen 4 IV/IM?
If you miss a dose of Gen 4 IV/IM, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to yo... View More
Skin and skin structure infections, Urinary tract infection, Nosocomial pneumonia, Multiple drug resistant pneumonia, Neutropenia
Reconstitution: IV infusion: Add 5 mL, 10 mL, or 10 mL of a compatible IV soln to a vial labeled as containing 500 mg, 1 g, or 2 g, respectively, to pro... View More
Adult: IV UTI 0.5-1 g 12 hrly for 7-10 days. Empirical therapy for febrile neutropenia 2 g 8 hrly for 7 days or until resolution of neutropenia. Mod... View More
Child: IV, IM 100 mg/kg/day q12h 150 mg/kg/day empiric therapy of fever with neutropenia q8h 2 mth - 16 yr: >40 kg: 50 mg/kg every 12 hr for 7-10 da... View More
Renal impairment: Haemodialysis: 1 g on the 1st day of treatment, followed by 0.5 g 24 hrly; dose should be given after haemodialysis on dialysis days... View More
Hypersensitivity to cefepime or other cephalosporins.
Mode of Action
Cefepime is a 4th generation cephalosporin which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell wall by binding t... View More
Renal impairment; history of penicillin or cephalosporin allergy; lactation, pregnancy. Caution when used in patients with history of GI diseases, espec... View More
>10% Positive Coombs test result without hemolysis (16%) 1-10% Rash (1-4%),Elevated alanine aminotransferase (3%),Hypophosphatemia (3%),Diarrhea (<... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; use with caution
Increased potential for nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity of aminoglycosides. Increased risk of nephrotoxicity w/ potent diuretics (e.g. furosemide).