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Novapime 500 MG Injection

Manufacturer :  Lupin Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Cefipime
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor required

About Novapime 500 MG Injection

Novapime 500 MG Injection comes under the class of cephalosporin antibiotics and is helpful in managing bacterial infections such as pneumonia as well as urinary tract infections. It is used in combination with other medications for treating infections in the abdominal area. Novapime 500 MG Injection is also used in treating patients with high fever having a greater risk of infection, due to the low white blood cell count. The medication kills the bacteria, thus preventing the infection from spreading in the body. It is administered by an injection into a vein or a muscle, as instructed by your doctor. It is available in powder form that can be mixed with liquid and also in a pre-mixed liquid form.

The dosage of Novapime 500 MG Injection depend on your overall health condition, the infection you are suffering from and your body’s reaction to the first dose. 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.

Novapime 500 MG Injection may have some side effects like headache, diarrhea and pain, redness or swelling in the area where it has been injected. You can wait for the symptoms to go away or consult your doctor if it bothers you. In case of the following serious side effects, seek medical help at once:

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

    What are the uses of Novapime 500 MG Injection

    • Pneumonia

    • Pyelonephritis

    • Skin And Soft Tissue Infections

    • Intra-Abdominal Infections

    What are the contraindications of Novapime 500 MG Injection ?

    What are the side effects of Novapime 500 MG Injection ?

    Key highlights of Novapime 500 MG Injection

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect of this medication 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 medication is not suggested for use during pregnancy unless necessary. It should be used only after consulting a doctor.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported for this medication.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      This injection is probably safe to be used by breastfeeding mothers. It is still recommended to consult a doctor before taking this medication.

    What are the substitutes for Novapime 500 MG Injection ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Novapime 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?

    Novapime 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 Novapime 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 Novapime 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

        Novapime 500 MG Injection should be avoided in patients suffering from impaired kidney function or any other kidney disease. A suitable alternative should be preferred in such a case.


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

        Impaired Liver Function

        Patients suffering from a liver disease or a family history of liver disease should avoid using this injection due to risks of undesired effect on the liver.

        Seizure Disorders

        Do not use this medication if you have any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures. Appropriate alternative should be used in such patients.
      • 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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