Which medications in the drug class Cephalosporins, Other are used in the treatment of Acute Pyelonephritis?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Cephalosporins, Other

Cefepime is a fourth-generation drug, which possesses the gram-negative activity of the third-generation agents and the gram-positive activity of the first-generation drugs.

Cefepime (Maxipime)

Cefepime is a fourth-generation cephalosporin. It is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated and complicated cystitis, including (1) pyelonephritis caused by E coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae when the infection is severe or (2) pyelonephritis caused by E coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, or Proteus mirabilis when the infection is mild to moderate, including cases associated with concurrent bacteremia with these microorganisms.

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