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i was prescribed omnicef (cefdinir) for acne. is long term, periodic use safe? i take for four days and acne stays away for about 3 months. dr keeps refilling rx

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Omnicef (cefdinir) for Acne: As with all drugs, there are side effects: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/omnicef-side-effects.Html. There is also the danger of altering your normal body's bacterial flora and acquiring a second infection. Short term use and cycling off for 3 months may offer the best balance between the risks and benefits of any long term antibiotic use.
Answered on Mar 17, 2013

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