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Baby lost appetite after dose 1 omnicef (cefdinir). Now diarrhea & vomiting after dose 2. Both taken with food. If stop antibiotic, how long until feels better.

Baby lost appetite after dose 1 omnicef (cefdinir). Now diarrhea & vomiting after dose 2. Both taken with food. If stop antibiotic, how long until feels better.

Up to 10 hours: The majority of the medication should clear your baby's system after 9 or 10 hours, less than that if some of the dose was vomited. It will be important that your doctor is notified of this reaction so that an alternative medication can be prescribed to complete treatment of the original infection. Rehydration with a solution such as Pedialyte may help her feel better sooner. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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My 5 yr old has sinus infection he is on omnicef (cefdinir) and has diarrhea now. Is that from the meds and what can I do to help it harden up?

My 5 yr old has sinus infection he is on omnicef (cefdinir) and has diarrhea now. Is that from the meds and what can I do to help it harden up?

Natural plugs: Unfortunately this abx can trigger some loose stools & the simplest thing to do is offer natural plugs to counter the effect. Applesauce, probiotic yogert, bananas, toast steamed rice, all help slow the stools. If it persists after the abx is stopped or increases day to day, call in & discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Been on omnicef- last dose tonight- now have diarrhea about x3 a day should I stop the antibiotic? Its for strep (which my tonsil still inflamed)

Been on omnicef- last dose tonight- now have diarrhea about x3 a day should I stop the antibiotic? Its for strep (which my tonsil still inflamed)

Finish them: Diarrhea is a common side effect due to killing protective bacteria in the gut however occasionally the diarrhea is serious continue the antibiotic until you check with your doctor he also should check why your throat isn't better. ...Read more

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I was taking cefdinir and took my last pill almost two weeks ago, but im having stomach cramps and diarrhea type, could this be cedinfer

I was taking cefdinir and took my last pill almost two weeks ago, but im having stomach cramps and diarrhea type, could this be cedinfer

Some: Some of the most common side effects of antibiotics are abdominal discomfort and change in bowel habits (usually diarrhea). Some antibiotics are worse than others depending on their chemical make-up and the classes of bacteria they are designed to kill. Medications such as Erythromycin can cause diarrhea by speeding up gut motility after interacting with a naturally occurring receptor. Other antibiotics may kill off the good bacteria in our guts along with the bad bacteria causing infection. This causes an imbalance in the gut bacteria causing bloating, pain, gas and diarrhea until the good bacteria grows back. Things you can do to help your symptoms are to take your medication on a full stomach (unless specifically told not to) and to eat live culture yogurt to help recolonize your gut with good bacteria. If you ever experience severe pain, fever or bloody stool after being on antibiotics, call your doctor right away. There is a dangerous bacteria called clostridium difficile that can set up shop in your gut after the good bacteria which normally protects you gets killed off from an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Tested positive for strep and ear infection. (While traveling)Prescribed Cefdinir. Took for four days and have diarrhea. I have ulcerative colitis and?

Tested positive for strep and ear infection. (While traveling)Prescribed Cefdinir. Took for four days and have diarrhea. I have ulcerative colitis and?

Strep: This may be antibiotic associated diarrhea. I recommend taking probiotics in an effort to restore some of your normal bacterial flora in the intestinal tract. You could also take kaopectate or imodium. Since you must have a gastroenterologist because of your ulcerative colitis, it would be most helpful to get advice from him/her. ...Read more

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Uti causing 101.9 fever, increased flank pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Been on omnicef (cefdinir) for 2 days. Still have fever off and on. Er or doc?

Uti causing 101.9 fever, increased flank pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Been on omnicef (cefdinir) for 2 days. Still have fever off and on. Er or doc?

ER: Need to follow up the urine cultures that were hopefully done when you were diagnosed with UTI. Good chance you are either on wrong drug, have a urethritis and not a UTI, or something else. ...Read more

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Son was on cefdinir 10days full corse. It's been 6days &still has upto 10 loose stools /day. Is that normal? Tummy feels icky all day

Not uncommon to have: loose stools on cefdinir or any antibiotic, but 10 loose stools and not feeling well is not common after 6 days. I would recommend you speak to his doctor about this and have him examined. Meanwhile you can try giving him yogurt and/or a probiotic, which may help somewhat. ...Read more

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My daughter is two and was prescribed cefdinir for an ear infection she now has dihrrea. Should I stop it? She has taken 4 doses

My daughter is two and was prescribed cefdinir for an ear infection she now has dihrrea. Should I stop it? She has taken 4 doses

Not necessarily: Antibiotics can cause diarrhea by killing off the good bacteria in the gut. The diarrhea isn't an allergy. Best thing is to do a probiotic to replace the good bacteria and help mitigate the diarrhea. However, since any antibiotic can do this, you're better off properly treating the ear infection. The diarrhea will resolve. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

Depends: It all depends on what is the reason for the diarrhea. Generally bulking agents like Metamucil are helpful for diarrhea related to irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are also helpful. ...Read more

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What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated. Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md
probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more

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How to remove diarrhea?

How to remove diarrhea?

Gentle on GI track: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >. ...Read more

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What to do for diarrhea?

What to do for diarrhea?

"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

More data needed: "Atypical" does not mean anything with "diarrhea". Sloppy wording. Is it infection or inflammatory? Stool cultures and C Difficile tests rule out the former. Colonoscopy helps with the latter. In addition there are malabsorption syndromes or certain cancers that can cause diarrhea - gastroenterologist can help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What causes white diarrhea?

Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more

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How can diarrhea be treated?

How can diarrhea be treated?

Diarrhea: Oral rehydration (replace lost fluids & salt), loperamide (imodium) & bismuth subsalicylate, and most important of all, discuss with your doctor to explore the causes. ...Read more

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What are diarrhea quick fixes?

What are diarrhea quick fixes?

Brat diet: Brat diet is banana rice apple juice and toast. As long as you don't have a fever, abdominal cramping or blood in stool. If diarrhea lasts longer than 48 hours or is accompanied by the above sx you may need to see health care provider. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea?

Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Baby has vsd, is diarrhea okay?

Baby has vsd, is diarrhea okay?

On medication?: If the baby is on diuretics or digoxin for congestive heart failure, diarrhea can cause problems. Let your cardiologist know. ...Read more

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How come I get diarrhea so much?

? Allergy: It could be allergy or irritable bowl syndrome, you should see GI doctor. ...Read more

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Clear diarrhea what causes this?

Number of things: Things from nonabsorbable sugars in the diet to medications to infections can cause clear diarrhea. Identifying the exact cause requires much more information. ...Read more

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What should I do for my diarrhea?

What should I do for my diarrhea?

BRAT diet: Diarrhea is best managed by drinking plenty of fluids and restricting fiber. The brat diet consists of bananas (greener the better), rice (white), applesauce, toast (white). Saltine crackers and bullion may also help. Also, avoid dairy as lactose intolerance is common. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to diarrhea everyday?

Is it normal to diarrhea everyday?

Daily diarrhea: No. See your physician. Could be many things including allergy, digestive disorder, hormonal issue or anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes diarrhea all the time?

Diarrhea: I take it that you are having more than 3 bowel movements daily. This is a pretty large differential that includes irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, food allergies, hormonal imballances (i.e. Hyperthyroidism), infectious diarrhea including intestinal parasites. I could go on.

Important to know: does the diarrhea wake you up, bleeding, fever, pain, bloating? ...Read more

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How come I have prolonged diarrhea?

How come I have prolonged diarrhea?

Many: This can be caused by many conditions. It is best to consult a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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What causes green diarrhea in adults?

What causes green diarrhea in adults?

Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have diarrhea?

Rice bananas toast: Rice (white or brown) bananas and toast are good foods to eat when you have diarrhea. A whole grain toast, banana and brown rice, will absorb some of the water in the loose stool to make it more formed. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Cefdinir (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Omnicef (Definition)

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