Which medications in the drug class Cephalosporins, Other are used in the treatment of Retropharyngeal Abscess?

Updated: Jan 08, 2021
  • Author: Joseph H Kahn, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Cephalosporins, Other

Cefepime (Maxipime)

Fourth-generation cephalosporin; has gram-negative coverage comparable to ceftazidime but better gram-positive coverage (comparable to ceftriaxone); is zwitterion and rapidly penetrates gram-negative cells; is best beta-lactam for IM administration; has poor capacity to cross blood-brain barrier and thus is not used for treatment of meningitis

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