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Kefpime 500 MG Injection

Manufacturer :  Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Cefipime
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor required

About Kefpime 500 MG Injection

Kefpime 500 MG Injection is used to cure bacterial infections such as pneumonia and skin infections, kidney as well as urinary tract infections. When used in combination with other medications, the injection also treats infections in the abdominal area. The medication comes under the category of cephalosporin antibiotics and manages infections caused due to the low white blood cell count. Kefpime 500 MG Injection kills the bacteria and inhibits the infection from spreading in the body. The injection is administered into a vein or a muscle, as instructed by your doctor. It is also available in powder form that can be mixed with liquid and also in a pre-mixed liquid form.

The dosage of Kefpime 500 MG Injection varies from one patient to another and depends on your overall health condition. The infection you are suffering from and your body’s reaction to the first dose are secondary factors that should be considered for determining the dose and duration. In case you are taking this medication at home, ensure that you have complete knowledge regarding the preparation and usage. Continue using it till the time you have been prescribed by the doctor, even if you feel that you are getting better. Stopping it abruptly in the middle of the course can result in the returning of the infection. Also, do not take two doses to make up if you have missed a dose previously.

Kefpime 500 MG Injection causes side effects such as headache, diarrhea and pain, redness or swelling in the area where it has been injected. These symptoms usually go away on its own. Some of the serious side effects for which you should see a doctor as soon as possible are:

In case you are pregnant or planning to be, or a breastfeeding mother, consult your doctor before taking Kefpime 500 MG Injection.

    What are the uses of Kefpime 500 MG Injection

    • Pneumonia

    • Pyelonephritis

    • Skin And Soft Tissue Infections

    • Intra-Abdominal Infections

    What are the contraindications of Kefpime 500 MG Injection ?

    What are the side effects of Kefpime 500 MG Injection ?

    Key highlights of Kefpime 500 MG Injection

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect of this injection lasts for a duration of about 6 hours.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The top effect of this injection is usually observed in 1 to 2 hours of an intramuscular administration.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      This injection should be used with caution in pregnant women. It should be used only when necessary and under the guidance of a professional.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported for this injection.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      This injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. It is still advised to consult a doctor before taking this medication.

    What are the substitutes for Kefpime 500 MG Injection ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Kefpime 500 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Missed Dose instructions

      The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

    How does this medication work?

    Kefpime 500 MG Injection belongs to the fourth generation cephalosporins. It works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to the penicillin-binding proteins which would inhibit the growth and multiplication of bacteria.

      What are the interactions of Kefpime 500 MG Injection ?

      Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

      • Interaction with Alcohol


        Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
      • Interaction with Lab Test


        Information not available.
      • Interaction with Medicine


        You may experience nausea or vomiting, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain, and fluid retention if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur if you have a kidney disease. Regular kidney function tests are to be performed and appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

        Ethinyl Estradiol

        The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

        Cholera Vaccine

        You should avoid taking Cholera vaccine for atleast 14 days after taking Kefpime 500 MG Injection. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.


        You may experience nausea or vomiting, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain, and fluid retention if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur in the elderly population with preexisting kidney disease. Regular kidney function tests are to be performed and appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
      • Interaction with Disease

        Impaired Kidney Function

        Kefpime 500 MG Injection should not be used in patients suffering from impaired kidney function or any other related kidney disease.


        Avoid if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal diseases such as colitis. Drink plenty amount of water to prevent dehydration.

        Impaired Liver Function

        Do not use this medication if you have any liver disease or a family history of liver disease as it may lead to any undesired effect.

        Seizure Disorders

        Patients suffering from any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures should prefer using some other safer alternative of this injection.
      • Interaction with Food


        Information not available.
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      Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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