Cepimex review

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

Cepimex 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, Cepimex is used to treat complicated episodes of urinary tract infections, skin infections, and intra-abdominal infections. It is also used as an Empiric Therapy for Febrile Neutropenic Patients. The effectiveness of Cepimex over other antibacterial medications lies in its action against susceptible bacteria.

Cepimex 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 during Cepimex use because the doctor is the only one who can determine whether it is appropriate to treat your current illness or not. A patient taking Cepimex is 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 the patient’s progress.

The dosage for an adult per day and duration depend on the severity of their condition as well as their medical history. Dosage adjustments are necessary for patients with particular conditions. You must openly talk with your doctor regarding your medical history. Patients with allergies, 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 exactly. Do not alter it without the consent of your doctor. Ceasing to take Cepimex due to an early improvement of your symptoms might give the bacteria enough space to thrive and cause more damage.

Cepimex 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 Cepimex therapy. If any of these symptoms occur at any point of your treatment, call your doctor.

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

Cepimex has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cepimex

• Molecular formula of cepimex 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
Cepimex available : 100mg tablets

Generic name: Cefepime

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

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