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Medication Name Cefepime Trade Name Maxipime Generic Name Cefepime Usual Dose 1-2 g q8-12h Ordered Dose Route & Frequency Action of Medication Binds to bacterial cell wall membranes, inhibits cell wall synthesis. Therapeutic effects: Bactericidal Side Effects Discomfort with IM administration, oral candidiasis (thrush), mild diarrhea, mild abdominal cramping, vaginal candidiasis. Occasional: Nausea, serum sickness-like reaction (fever, joint pain; usually occurs after second course of therapy and resolves after drug is discontinued). Rare: Allergic reaction (rash, pruritus, urticaria), thrombophlebitis
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  • Fall '19
  • Bacteria, pruritus, Oral candidiasis

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