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Generic name: Cefepime
Manufacturer: Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Tetracef® (Cefepime) is a fourth generation broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic. Cefepime acts by inhibition of bacterial cell wall synthesis. It is highly resistant to hydrolysis by most beta-lactamases and exhibits rapid penetration into gram-negative bacterial cells.

Cefepime is contraindicated in patients who have shown hypersensitivity reactions to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics, penicillins or other beta-lactam antibiotics & any component of the formulation.

Pregnancy: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of Cefepime use in pregnant women. Cefepime pregnancy category USFDA B.

Lactation: Cefepime is excreted in human breast milk in very low concentrations. Caution should be exercised when Cefepime is administered to a nursing woman.

Possible side effects

Generally Cefepime is well tolerated. However, few side-effects including rash, pruritus, urticaria, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, oral moniliasis may occur.


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