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Cefepime Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Cefepime is also known as: Maxipime

Cefepime Pregnancy Warnings

Cefepime has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal data failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Cefepime should only be given in pregnancy when the need has been clearly established.

Cefepime Breastfeeding Warnings

A nursing infant consuming 1000 mL of human milk per day would receive approximately 0.5 mg of cefepime per day.

Cefepime is excreted in human milk in small amounts. While adverse effects are unlikely, the infant should be monitored closely. Although not specifically listing cefepime, the American Academy of Pediatrics classifies other cephalosporins as compatible with breast-feeding. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering cefepime to nursing women.

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