• Bacterial infections

Maxipime Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Cefepime (as HCl) 500mg, 1g, 2g; pwd for IV infusion or IM inj after reconstitution.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Vials (500mg)—10; 1g, 2g—10, 25


Generic Availability


Maxipime Indications


Susceptible infections, including moderate to severe pneumonia, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, complicated and uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) including pyelonephritis, complicated intraabdominal in adults (w. metronidazole). Empiric therapy in febrile neutropenia.

Maxipime Dosage and Administration


When giving IV, infuse over 30mins. Pneumonia: 1–2g IV every 8–12hrs for 10 days. Skin and skin structures, severe UTIs: 2g IV every 12hrs for 10 days. Mild to moderate UTIs: 500mg–1g IV or IM every 12hrs for 7–10 days (IM only for UTIs caused by E. coli). Intraabdominal (use w. metronidazole): 2g IV every 8–12hrs for 7–10 days. Febrile neutropenia: 2g IV every 8hrs for 7 days or until neutropenia resolves. CrCl ≤60mL/min: reduce dose; see full labeling. Hemodialysis: give dose after each session. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: give usual doses at 48hr intervals.


<2mos: not established. Not for use in serious infection when pathogen is or may be H. influenzae type b. 2mos–16yrs (≤40kg): 50mg/kg/dose every 12hrs (every 8hrs for P. aeruginosa pneumonia); do not exceed recommended adult dose. Severe UTIs, pneumonia, skin and skin structure: give IV for 10 days. Mild to moderate UTIs: give IV or IM for 7–10 days (IM only for UTIs caused by E. coli). Febrile neutropenia: give IV every 8hrs for 7 days or until neutropenia resolves.

Maxipime Contraindications


Penicillin or other β-lactam allergy.

Maxipime Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Maxipime Warnings/Precautions


Renal impairment. Risk of neurotoxicity (esp. in renally-impaired); discontinue if occurs and treat appropriately. Renal or hepatic dysfunction, poor nutritional state, prolonged antimicrobial therapy: monitor prothrombin time. History of GI disease (esp. colitis). Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Maxipime Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Maxipime Interactions


Aminoglycosides may potentiate oto- or nephrotoxicity. Possible nephrotoxicity with diuretics (eg, furosemide). May cause false (+) Coomb's, Clinitest.

Maxipime Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Local reactions (eg, pain, phlebitis, inflammation), rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pruritus, fever, headache, anemia, renal dysfunction; neurotoxicity, C. difficile associated diarrhea, hypersensitivity reactions.

Maxipime Clinical Trials

See Literature

Maxipime Note

Not Applicable

Maxipime Patient Counseling

See Literature