CEFEPIME HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • itching
  • a skin rash
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a fever as a result of taking the medication
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • thrush
  • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
  • irritation of the stomach or intestines
  • inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • headache
  • inflammation of the vein, or phlebitis after infusion

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • anemia
  • a decrease in the blood clotting protein prothrombin
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • myoclonus, quick and involuntary muscle jerks
  • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • blockage of normal bile flow
  • decreased kidney function
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • coma
  • stupor
  • seizures
  • aphasia, a loss of the ability to speak and understand language
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
  • nonconvulsive status epilepticus
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • hives

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