What is Cefepime?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Cefepime is a fourth generation cephalosporin antibiotic, which is given by injection or intravenous administration. It is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections, skin infections, pneumonia, for febrile neutropenia and intra-abdominal infections.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cefepime

Side effect Patients
Hives (urticaria) 1
Itching 1


Based on patients currently taking Cefepime

Dosage Patients
2,000 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cefepime

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Cefepime


Currently taking Cefepime

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1

Stopped taking Cefepime

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cefepime after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole) (Bactrim) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cefepime.