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Maxipime® (cefepime)

Why is Maxipime prescribed?

Maxipime has been used to help patients treat bacterial infections, and it’s generally administered via injection. Usually, a patient’s doctor will give the first injection to the patient, and beyond that initial step, many patients simply follow the instructions given to them and administer subsequent injections on their own.

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What are the FDA approved uses for Maxipime?

The types of infections that have been treated by Maxipime include bacterial infections of all types, including infections of the urinary tract, genitals, skin, respiratory system, bones and joints, among others. Maxipime is considered to be part of the β–lactams, which is a common classification for antibiotic drugs.

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Maxipime warnings and alerts

Unfortunately for many, Maxipime has come under fire in recent weeks due to one publication’s article in particular. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, a medical industry publication, published an article that detailed statistics from a study that involved Maxipime. Needless to say, these findings were quite disturbing and prompted action from the government.

Basically, the journal noted that people who were taking Maxipime were shown to have a higher probability of unexpected death as a result of using it. The statistics prompted action by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and at this point, the FDA has announced that it is working with the manufacturer to complete four months of additional study. In the meantime, the FDA has also released a warning letter addressed to all medical professionals alerting them to the potential issue and advising them to internalize the risks involved with this medication given the recent findings.

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Maxipime FAQs

Can I file a lawsuit if I have suffered damages from taking Maxipime?

Possibly. While all medications have certain, anticipated side effects, a drug manufacturer has a duty to inform physicians adequately regarding the known risks associated with its drugs. If a manufacturer fails to do so, it can be held responsible to patients who are injured as the result of inadequate warnings, under a legal theory known as “product liability.” Depending upon the particular circumstances of your case, damages may include recovery for any of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Emotional distress

If you or a loved one has experienced any health problems while taking Maxipime, you should contact your doctor immediately. You may also wish to contact an experienced Maxipime lawyer to discuss your legal options. As all legal claims are subject to time limits, however, you may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay.

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