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Omnicef

Generic: CEFDINIR (SEF-di-ner)

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

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$2.61
Omnicef or Cefdinir is used for the treatment of different types of infections caused by bacteria

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Dosage Omnicef or Cefdinir is used for the treatment of different types of infections caused by bacteria
Side Effects Omnicef or Cefdinir is used for the treatment of different types of infections caused by bacteria
precaution Omnicef or Cefdinir is used for the treatment of different types of infections caused by bacteria
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  • What is Omnicef treatment and how it works?

Omnicef (Cefdinir) belongs to a semi-synthetic oral antibiotics. It is counted in a group of drugs known as cephalosporin antibiotics. Omnicef is indicated to treat various kinds of infections caused by bacteria. Similar to other cephalosporins the cefdinir also blocks bacteria from reproducing by preventing bacteria from making the walls that border them. These walls are essential to protect bacteria from outer environment and to carry the contents of the bacterial cell encircled. Bacteria cannot live without this protection wall. Cefdinir works by attacking this cell wall. It is an active agent against a number of bacteria that includes Staphylococcus aureus; certain types of pneumonia; bacterial infection causing strep throat (Streptococcus Pyogenes); Hemophilus influenza; E. coli and Proteus mirabilis. Adding to it, therapeutic uses of Cefdinir comprises infections of the middle ear (Otitis media), infections of soft tissues, and infections related to respiratory organs. It is an approved drug by FDA (December 1997).

What is the medication information associated with Omnicef?

For safe and successful therapy, patients are advised to take medical expert advice prior initiating Cefdinir. Some of the suggestive indication of Cefdinir includes bacterial infections related to the middle ear (known as otitis media), common throat infection such as tonsils or tonsillitis, larynx (or laryngitis, respiratory infections (both upper and lower) such as sinusitis or sinuses, bronchitis or bronchi, lung affecting infections such as pneumonia, infection related to skin as well as other soft tissues. Patients are advised to take this medication only after proper diagnosis of the bacterial infection for a shortest span of time which is effective to control infection. If it is over used for a long period of time or misused, it is suspected that the bacteria will become drug-resistant and which may cause worse health hazards.

What are the regular dosages of this treatment?

Patients are advised to follow the doses as prescribed by health practitioner. Any sudden change may result causing adverse effect on your therapy and infection may get worsen. Adding to it, it is also required that you should complete your treatment for the suggested duration even if you feel better and there is a lot improvement in your symptoms. Avoiding full prescription may result in recurrence of infection. The required which will be good enough to treat your infection depends on infection type and its severity. Omnicef medication is not affected by food as observed in clinical studies. Hence, you can take it with or without food. You should also keep this in your mind that Omnicef can affect certain medical tests such as urine glucose tests, so you should tell your doctor before tests that you are on this drug. You should keep your drug protected from sun light, moisture and heat.

What is the crucial safety information related to meaningful treatment with Omnicef?

Some of the precautions linked with safe use of Omnicef are listed below:

  • Omnicef is not a suitable drug for you if you are allergic to cefdinir or have shown hypersensitivity to any of the similar antibiotics, for example Ceftin, Keflex and Cefzil or any other.
  • It is also required that you should discuss your medical history with your prescriber if you have shown any allergic reaction to any drugs especially containing penicillin.
  • For safe medication of any drug it is also important that you discuss all your past therapies or any disease history if you had in past or is current. Some of the critical that should not be overlooked in any circumstance include:

»        if patient is on dialysis or had any kidney disease;

»        any history of intestinal tribulations i.e. colitis or

»        any cardiac or blood pressure related problems.

  • Omnicef belongs to which antibiotic category?

Omnicef belongs to cephalosporin family of antibiotics which also include drugs like cephalexin (Keflex), cefuroxime (Zinacef), cefaclor (Ceclor), cefixime (Suprax), cefpodoxime (Vantin) and cefprozil (Cefzil).

  • What are the active and inactive ingredients of Omnicef?

Omnicef contains the active ingredient cefdinir which is an extended-spectrum and semi-synthetic Cephalosporin. The inactive ingredients present in oral suspension include carboxy methyl cellulose calcium, polyoxyl 40 stearate and magnesium stearate.

  • What are the special precautions that should be considered during this drug?
  • Patients should know that any antibiotic medicines can cause mild to severe kind of diarrhea, which may be an initial sign of sprouting of a new infection. If you are having any signs of diarrhea that is watery or bloody, consult your doctor immediately and stop taking Omnicef. It is also important that you should not take any anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor advices you to do so.
  • Patients should also avoid using antacids and mineral containing supplements (contains iron, zinc and others) within 2 hours before or after taking Omnicef medication.
Omnicef or Cefdinir is used for the treatment of different types of infections caused by bacteria
Omnicef or Cefdinir is used for the treatment of different types of infections caused by bacteria
Omnicef or Cefdinir is used for the treatment of different types of infections caused by bacteria
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