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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Cefdinir (Overview)

Cefdinir is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What's. The difference. Between cefdinir. And. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

What's. The difference. Between cefdinir. And. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Different drug class: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is an old penicillin analog (amoxicillin) combined with a relatively new enzyme inhibitor (clavulanate). Cefidinr is a third generation cephalosporin. Bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics thru widespread use & evolutionary pressure on bacterial reproduction new strategies have emerged for treatment. Clavulanate inhibits an enzyme that some bacteria use to resist penicillin. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
200 Doctors shared insights

Cefdinir (Overview)

Cefdinir is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What happens if I take 1600 mg of cefdinir, will I die?

What happens if I take 1600 mg of cefdinir, will I die?

Why are you asking?: Even if this amount of cefdinir (omnicef) would not kill you - why do you need to know about lethal dosages? If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: omnicef (cefdinir)?

Cephalosporin: Cefdinir is a third generation oral cephalosporin antibiotic. It was discovered by fujisawa pharmaceutical co., ltd. "fujisawa" (now astellas) and introduced in 1991 under the brand name cefzon. ...Read more

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I just got diagnosed with bronchitis. Prescribed albuterol inhaler and cefdinir. When should it go away and description of the medication?

I just got diagnosed with bronchitis. Prescribed albuterol inhaler and cefdinir. When should it go away and description of the medication?

3-7 days: Bacterial bronchitis usual begins resolving in 3-7 days after antibiotic initiation. If is is viral bronchitis then antibiotics will have no effect on resolution, and it may take longer. Any progressive fever, chest pain, or difficulty breathing while on therapy deserves a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I use cefdinir instead of cefuroxime for UTI infections?

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Depends upon...: Cefdinir provides broader coverage than Cefuroxime and does have advantageous edge against bacteria often involved in uti. However, selection of antibiotics depends upon specific bug (bacterium) isolated from urine culture and it's sensitivity to a panel of antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long will it take Cefdinir to work on a 3 month old's sinus infection?

How long will it take Cefdinir to work on a 3 month old's sinus infection?

3 mo old: Three month old babies do not get sinus infections. There sinuses are not even developed at this age. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have side effects from cefdinir kick in two weeks after finishing it? But no notable side effects while taking it.

Not Likely: What kind of side effects are you talking about? Specific symptoms might be helpful in giving you a more complete answer. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can headaches be a side affect of this antibiotic CEFDINIR?

Can headaches be a side affect of this antibiotic CEFDINIR?

Not typical: But possible. Diarrhea and nausea more common. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cefdinir to start helping bronchitis? We're on day three and not seeing improvement.

Likely viral: Most of the time people go to a doctor for coughing, congestion and drainage and request help with treatment. Typically these condtions are viral or allergic related and antibiotics will not do anything to help "clear" them any faster than regular rest and otc drugs will. If you are having significant wheezing you need to consider breathing treatments and return to your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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How does omnicef interact with beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)?

How does omnicef interact with beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)?

No interaction: No drug interaction has been reported with combination of Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) (birth control) and Omnicef (antibiotic for treating infections). Its always important to take medications as prescribed. ...Read more

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Cefdinir and prednisolone interaction?

Drug interactions: Using the epocrates drug database I find no reported drug interactions betwen Cefdinir and prednisolone. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on omnicef (cefdinir)? (i'm taking it for an ear infection)

Is it possible to overdose on omnicef (cefdinir)? (i'm taking it for an ear infection)

Yes: Dose usually 300 mg twice a day for 10 days. Common side effect is diarrhea. You can overdose on any meds but this one's main risk is digestive upset if dosed above recommendations. If having and pain/diarrhea try some probiotics - lactobacillus ...Read more

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Can I take omnicef (cefdinir) and brestfeed?

Yes: Omnicef (a brand of the antibiotic cefdinir) is safe to use during pregnancy and is not detected in breast milk. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cefdinir to take effect?

Prob 3 hours: Pharmokokinetics suggest that the drug has a peak plasma level of 3 hours after undergoing absorption in GI tract. This would suggest that it is active at that point (where drug levels achieve highest levels in blood). It is shortly eliminated after that. If you are wondering this as to why you are not responding - that is another thing. E.g. viral infection and not bacterial, resistance etc ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: omnicef (cefdinir)?

Cephalosporin: Cefdinir is a third generation oral cephalosporin antibiotic. It was discovered by fujisawa pharmaceutical co., ltd. "fujisawa" (now astellas) and introduced in 1991 under the brand name cefzon. ...Read more

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What happens if I take 1600 mg of cefdinir, will I die?

Why are you asking?: Even if this amount of cefdinir (omnicef) would not kill you - why do you need to know about lethal dosages? If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk ...Read more

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What happens if one possibly took 2 omnicefs (cefdinir)?

You should be ok: You should not notice any adverse effects. Cefdinir is usually prescribed in 300mg tabs twice a day but can also be taken as 600mg once daily. Even a one time dose of two 600mg pills shouldn`t cause any problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I take 1600 mg of cefdinir, will I die?

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thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.
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How long will it take omnicef (cefdinir) to get out of your system?

About 9-10 hours: It takes 5.5 x elimination half lifes for a medicine to be out of ones system. The elimination half life of Omnicef (cefdinir) is approximately 1.7 hours. It should be out of ones system in about 9.4 hours. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Omnicef (cefdinir) overdose?

Omnicef overdose: Omnicef (cefdinir) is an antibiotic. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how long it should take before omnicef (cefdinir) begins to work?

Depends for what...: Uti-within 24 hrs. Skin/ soft tissue- a couple of days. Ear infection- a few days. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take phenermine with omnicef (cefdinir) and tussicaps. Which are amazing by the way (tussicaps)?

Is it ok to take phenermine with omnicef (cefdinir) and tussicaps. Which are amazing by the way (tussicaps)?

Not really: I would not taking your appetite suppressant together wit tussicaps because of possible drug interaction with central nervous system since tussicap have chlrorephenamine (antihistamine with sedation effect) and hydrocodone.I would not take your Phentermine till you are better with your cough. ...Read more

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Cefdinir side effects?

Cefdinir side effects?

Minimal: Outside of allergic reactions, which are not unique to cefdinir, none of the cephalosporins have side-effects which are very significant. They include cases of gastrointestinal discomfort with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and rash as occasional occurrences. Sold as omnicef, it is one of several oral cephalosporins. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Omnicef (Definition)

Omnicef is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more