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DRUG STUDY

GENERIC NAME: Cefepime


Brand name: Cepimax
Drug Classification:
Cephalosporin, third generation/anti-infectives

DOSAGE, ROUTE, SIDE EFFECTS and


FREQUENCY (prescribed and INDICATION MECHANISM OF ADVERSE REACTIONS
recommended) ACTION (by system)
Treatment of respiratory Inhibits bacterial cell wall Hypotension, cyanosis,
500 mg tract infection, including synthesis, rendering cell headache, dizziness,
pneumoniaand bronchitis; wall osmoticallyunstable, pruriticerythematous plaques
urinary tract infection, both
leading to cell death at intramuscular injection
complicated,
site, rash, urticarial
includingpyelonephritis
Adverse reaction:
Rash, pruritus, urticaria,
nausea, vomiting,
oralmoniliasis, diarrhea,
headache, fever, vaginitis and
erythema

NURSING RESPONSIBILITIES
CONTRAINDICATION/S (at least 10)
Hypersensitivity to beta-lactam
antibiotics. Infants lessthan 1 Nursing consideration:
month 1.Instruct patient to take medication as prescribed for the length of
timeordered even if he feels better2.Instruct patient to take with
Precaution: food3.Teach patient to report sore throat, bruising, bleeding, and joint
Antibiotics should be pain
administered with caution to 4.
any patientwho has Advise patient to watch out for perineal itching, fever, malaise,redness,
demonstrated allergy, pain, swelling, drainage, sputum or furry5.Advise patient to report
particularly to the drugs. bloody, mucoid diarrhea which may indicatepsuedomembrane colitis

Patient’s Name