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    What causes bright red discoloration on the body while on Cefepime?

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: husband started taking cefepime yesterday (two infusions) for uti. This morning most of his body has turned bright red. Is this something to be concerned about or is this a normal reaction? YYYY@YYYY
Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Cefipime causes gastric irritation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi welcome to HealthcareMagic,
This is obviously an allergic reaction.
Cefipime causes gastric irritation leading to allergic reaction. If something like Omez 40 had been given before meal and Cefipime after meal--there would not have been a reaction.
Now give him Omeprazole 20 twice a day before meals
Fexofenadine 100 once a day any time.
Benadryl/Avil/Certrizine at night. If the rash does not go away--he may have to stop Cefipime and be given steroids.


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