Antimicrobials
Cefepime

Cefepime

Restricted

High
N/A

Spectrum of Activity

General Information

Broad spectrum antimicrobial with gram positive and gram negative coverage including Pseudomonas.

Used especially nosocomial infections involving resistant organisms

  • Allergy (immediate or delayed).
  • Can cause positive Coombs, cytopenias.

Antimicrobial class: 4th generation Cephalosporin

Average serum half life:

  • Neonates: 4-5hours.
  • Children 2 months to 6 years: 1.77-1.96 hours.
  • Adult: 2 hours

Route of Elimination: At least 85% eliminated as unchanged drug in urine