Cefapirin treats many types of infections. Although it may be used in veterinary medicine, it is no longer produced for human use in the US.
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Uses of Cefapirin
Cefapirin is used in the treatment of:
- Escherichia coli Infections
- Klebsiella Infections
- Proteus Infections
- Respiratory Tract Infections
- Skin Diseases, Bacterial
- Soft Tissue Infections
- Staphylococcal Infections
- Streptococcal Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Cefapirin Brand Names
Cefapirin may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Cefapirin Drug Class
Cefapirin is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Cefapirindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Cefapirin and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Cefapirin falls into category B:
There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Cefapirin. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Cefapirin, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.
Take cefapirin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Cefapirin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Cefapirin is available in the following doses:
- Cephapirin 1 G Injectable Powder For Injection
Forms of Medication
Cefapirin is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution
- Prefilled Syringe