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What is Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone) used for?

Cefobid® is indicated for the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible organisms:

How should I take Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone)?

This drug is given as an injection by your doctor.

How do I store Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone)?

Cefobid® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Cefobid® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Cefobid® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Cefobid® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Cefobid® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Cefobid® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Cefobid®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone)?

Side effects may occur when using this drug, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypersensitivity

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone)?

Cefobid® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug are:

  • B Complex 100 (multivitamin)
  • Cimetidine
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Clexane (enoxaparin)
  • Doxycycline
  • Folic acid
  • Ibuprofen
  • Lactulose

Does food or alcohol interact with Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone)?

Cefobid® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone)?

Cefobid® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone).

What is the dose of Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone) for an adult?

The usual adult daily dose is 2 to 4 grams per day administered in equally divided doses every 12 hours.

What is the dose of Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone) available?

Cefobid® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Injection

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Cefobid®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: June 20, 2017 | Last Modified: December 19, 2019

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