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Maxipime Overdose

If someone receives too much Maxipime (cefepime), it may cause problems, such as seizures, brain problems, or unusual muscle movements. Seek immediate medical treatment if you believe you have overdosed on Maxipime. Even normal dosages of this drug may result in complications if the person has kidneys that are not functioning well.

Can You Receive Too Much Maxipime?

Maxipime® (cefepime) is a prescription antibiotic given intravenously (by IV) or by intramuscular (IM) injection. As with any medication, it is possible to receive too much Maxipime.
The specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Maxipime dosage and whether it was combined with any other medications or substances.

Effects of an Overdose

Some of the possible effects of an overdose with a cephalosporin antibiotic like Maxipime might possibly include:
  • Seizures
  • Unusual muscle movements or hyperactivity
  • Coma
  • Brain problems.
A Maxipime overdose is more likely to cause problems in people who have poorly functioning kidneys, as the kidneys remove this medication from the body. In fact, even normal dosages can cause overdose symptoms in people with kidney disease. This is why it is important for your healthcare provider to adjust your Maxipime dosage based on how well your kidneys are functioning.

Treatment for a Maxipime Overdose

People who have been given too much Maxipime should be kept under close medical supervision to watch for any problems or complications that arise. Dialysis can be helpful for removing the excess medication from the bloodstream.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on Maxipime.
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