Cefepime (Sandoz) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cefepime. On this page you will find out more about Cefepime (Sandoz), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: cefepime
Information for medicine and pack size:
Cefepime (Sandoz) 500 mg powder for injection, 1 vial
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What this medicine is for
Cefepime Sandoz is indicated in the treatment of the infections listed below when caused by susceptible bacteria. ? Lower respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia and bronchitis. ? Urinary tract infections, both complicated, including pyelonephritis, and uncomplicated infections. ? Skin and skin structure infections. ? Intra-abdominal infections, including peritonitis and biliary tract infections. ? Gynaecological infections. ? Septicaemia ? Empiric treatment in febrile neutropenic patients (See Precautions) Cefepime Sandoz is also indicated for surgical prophylaxis in patients undergoing intra-abdominal surgery. In this indication it is essential that metronidazole also be administered.,Paediatrics: Cefepime Sandoz is indicated in paediatric patients over 2 months of age for the treatment of the infections listed below when caused by susceptible bacteria: ? Pneumonia ? Urinary tract infections, both complicated, including pyelonephritis, and uncomplicated infections ? Skin and skin structure infections ? Septicaemia ? Empiric treatment in febrile neutropenic patients (See Precautions),Culture and susceptibility studies should be performed when appropriate to determine susceptibility of the causative organism(s) to cefepime. Empiric therapy with Cefepime Sandoz may be instituted before results of susceptibility studies are known; however, once these results become available, the antibiotic treatment should be adjusted accordingly.,Because of its broad spectrum of bactericidal activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, Cefepime Sandoz can be used appropriately as monotherapy prior to identification of the causative organism(s). In the treatment of febrile neutropenia, consideration should be given to the need for other antibiotics in combination with Cefepime Sandoz. In patients who are at risk of mixed aerobic-anaerobic infection, including infections in which Bacterioides fragilis may be present, concurrent initial therapy with an anti-anaerobic agent is recommended before the causative organism(s) is known.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||A white to pale yellow powder within a glass vial.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
1 vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||24 Months|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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