C. diff Risk


Oral Bioavailability


Approximate Cost


Spectrum Of Activity


1-2g IV q8-12h

CrCl Greater Than 60 mL/minCrCl 30-50 mL/minCrCl 11-29 mL/minCrCl Less Than 11 mL/min2 g IV q8-12h2g IV q12-24h1-2g IV q24h500mg-1g IV q24h

General Information

  • Allergy (immediate & delayed)

  •  Positive Coombs

  •  Cytopenias

  •  Non-convulsive status epilepticus (resolves with discontinuation of cefepime)

  •  Elevated liver function tests

  •  Prolonged PT/PTT

  •  Infusion related reactions, including red man syndrome have been reported

  •  Headache

Antimicrobial class: 4th generation Cephalosporin

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 2 hours

Biliary penetration: Moderate

CSF penetration: Therapeutic

Lung penetration: Therapeutic

Urine penetration: Therapeutic

Broad spectrum antimicrobial with gram positive and gram negative coverage including Pseudomonas.

Used especially nosocomial infections involving resistant organisms.

Cefepime is non-formulary at MSH.