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Doctor insights on: Cefdinir Warnings And Recalls

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Can I take omnicef (cefdinir) and brestfeed?

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.

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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 (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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Can I take doxycyline and cefdinir at same time?

Yes but why: From the standpoint of interaction, you can, but why would you take both?

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Is omnicef (cefdinir) part of the penicillin family?

Omnicef (cefdinir): Cefdinir is an oral later generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is not a penicillin derivative but does have a beta-lactam ring in its structure, similar to that of penicillins.

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Omnicef (cefdinir) --what are common uses and side effects?

Omnicef (cefdinir): Omnicef (cefdinir) is a newer cousin of the old antibiotic keflex, which is used to treat primarily staph and strept infections and occasionally for bladder infections. Side effects include upset stomach, possible colitis, skin reactions, and an overgrowth of yeast on the skin or vagina occurring during or after treatment.

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What are serious side effects of omnicef (cefdinir) 600mg capsules?

Omnicef (cefdinir): The most serious adverse effects of this antibiotic would be an antibiotic-induced colitis with severe abdominal pain and/or diarrhea, and severe allergic reactions with hives, wheezing, faintness, or shortness of breath.

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What happens if I'm allergic to clindymicin am I allergic to cefdinir?

No: Cefdinir is a third generation cephalosporin and clindamycin is a macrolide derivative. They are unrelated so you should not be allergic to cefdinir.

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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