Cepimax review

Cepimax, an antimicrobial medication, is classified under fourth generation cephalosporin antibiotics, often used to treat moderate to severe pneumonia and other bacterial infections. Cepimax is rarely used due to a Food & Drug Administration article regarding its safety. The article, Efficacy and Safety of Cepimax: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, was published in May 2007 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The article is about an ongoing review of Cepimax’s effectiveness and an increased mortality rate connected to its use.

Cepimax was developed in early 1990s and marketed in 1994 under numerous trade names. It has been found effective in treating both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms. Aside from pneumonia and other respiratory infections, Cepimax is also used to treat complicated episodes of urinary tract infections, skin infections, and intra-abdominal infections. It is often used as an Empiric Therapy for Febrile Neutropenic Patients. The effectiveness of Cepimax over other antibacterial medications lies in its activity against susceptible bacteria.

Cepimax is a liquid suspension given intravenously. It is injected into your large muscle in the hip, in the buttock or added to an intravenous fluid every 12 to 24 hours. Doctor supervision is significant in Cepimax use because the doctor is the only one who can tell you whether it is appropriate to treat your current illness or not. A patient on Cepimax treatment is also closely watched to ensure that the effectiveness of the medication is greater than its side effects. Physical examinations and laboratory testing are used to monitor how the patient’s symptoms respond to the treatment.

The dosage for an adult per day and duration depend on the severity of their affliction as well as their medical history. Dosage adjustments are necessary for people with particular conditions. You must openly talk with your doctor regarding your medical history. Patients who have allergies, are currently taking other medicines, have had bouts with kidney, liver, and gastrointestinal diseases, are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant or have diabetes are especially looked at. It is important for a patient’s safety to follow the prescription closely. Do not alter it without the knowledge of your doctor. Ceasing to take Cepimax due to an early improvement of your symptoms might give the bacteria enough space to thrive and cause more damage.

Cepimax may cause side effects including diarrhea, stomach pain, and vomiting. If symptoms persist or worsen as you continue with the treatment, call your doctor immediately. Skin rash, breathing difficulty, unusual bleeding or easy bruising, hives and sore throat are not common side effects for patients under Cepimax therapy. If any of these symptoms occur at any point of your treatment, call your doctor.

Since the FDA has doubts regarding Cepimax’s safety, it would be best to ask for an alternative medication you could use for your condition. If your doctor insists on Cepimax, make sure you are monitored closely to be safe.

Cepimax has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cepimax

• Molecular formula of cepimax is C19H24N6O5S2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is (6R,7R)-7-[[(2Z)-2-(2-amino-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)-2-methoxyiminoacetyl]amino]- 3-[(1-methylpyrrolidin-1-ium-1-yl)methyl]-8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylate
• Molecular weight is 480.5611 g/mol
Cepimax available : 100mg tablets

Generic name: Cefepime

Brand name(s): Axepim, Cefepima, Cefepimum, Cepimex, Maxcef, Maxipime

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