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DRUG SHORTAGE – Maxipime (cefepime)

Contract Pharmacy Services is advising customers that we continue to experience a significant shortage of Maxipime (cefepime).  At this time, all wholesalers are out of stock and CPS has a very limited supply.  There is no information available regarding when this shortage may be resolved.  We ask that you consider ordering an alternative product.

  • Cefepime 1 gm and 2 gm vials and Add-vantage are on back order.
    • Cefepime is a 4th generation Cephalosporin.
    • Alternatives to treat healthcare-associated pneumonia include Meropenem OR doripenem PLUS Levofloxacin OR aztreonam OR amikacin.

Please contact Kimberly Griego at 267-487-9033 or KGriego@contractpharmacy.com  if you have any questions or need additional information.

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