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In the US, Cefepime (cefepime systemic) is a member of the drug class fourth generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Bacteremia, Febrile Neutropenia, Intraabdominal Infection, Kidney Infections, Nosocomial Pneumonia, Pneumonia, Skin and Structure Infection, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection and Urinary Tract Infection.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

1-[[(6R,7R)-7-[2-(2-amino-4-tiazolyl)glyoxylamido]-2-carboxy-8-oxo-5-tia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-en-3-yl]metyl-1-metylpyrrolidinium hydroxide, inner salt, 7²-(Z)-(O-metyloxime) (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Cefepimum (Latin)
  • Cefepim (German)
  • Cefepime (French)
  • Cefepima (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Cefepime (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Céfépime (OS: DCF)
  • BMY 28142 (IS: Bristol-Myers)
  • CFPM (IS)
  • UNII-807PW4VQE3 (IS)
  • Cefepime Dihydrochloride Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Cefepime Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, USAN)
  • BMY 28142 (IS)
  • Cefepim hydrochlorid-1-Wasser (IS)
  • UNII-I8X1O0607P (IS)
  • Cefepimdihydrochlorid-Monohydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefepime Dihydrochloride Hydrate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Cefepime dihydrochloride monohydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefepime Hydrochloride (PH: USP 35)
  • Cefepime Hydrochloride Monohydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Céfépime, dichlorhydrate de, monohydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefepimi dihydrochloridum monohydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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