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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Omnicef (Overview)

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


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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
195 doctors shared insights

Omnicef (Overview)

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


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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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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 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

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

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. ...Read more

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If you were afraid u were coming down with bacterial bronch or pneumonia which would you use zmax or omnicef (cefdinir)? Please, no lectures about seeing a md. I just need an answer. Please.

Depends a lot on med: Ical history including allergies, etc. If you have any allergies to erthromycin meds, then Omnicef (cefdinir) would be better, provided you don't have allergies to that group of meds.
This is not a lecture, but you better see your pcp for it. Anyway you'll need a prescription for them, as without a script you cannot obtain them. ...Read more

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Can omnicef (cefdinir) work for an uti? If so, how long does it take for it to clear the infection?

It may: Certain antibiotics are more specific for the urinary tract than omnicef, (cefdinir) but it may work if the bacteria causing your UTI is sensitive to it. An urinalysis with reflex c;s would determine what the bacteria is and what antibiotics are sensitive to it. Most commonly, you should start feeling better in a few days. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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). It's always important to take medications as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for omnicef (cefdinir) overdose?

What is the treatment for omnicef (cefdinir) overdose?

Omnicef (cefdinir): Medical attention & stabilization in er might be in order, like any overdose. ...Read more

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I've been on omnicef (cefdinir) for a week for a sinus infection along with Flonase and I am not feeling much better. Should I see my doctor again?

I've been on omnicef (cefdinir) for a week for a sinus infection along with Flonase and I am not feeling much better. Should I see my doctor again?

Wait 10 days: You should wait for about 10 days of treatment. If you are getting worse, call. If you are the same or slightly better, give it more time. Use nasal saline, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and continue flonase. Obviously, continue antibiotic. ...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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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 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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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 one's system. The elimination half-life of Omnicef (cefdinir) is approximately 1.7 hours. It should be out of one's system in about 9.4 hours. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hi, I’ve accidentally been giving my 4 year old omnicef 6ml twice daily instead of once daily(I’m used to giving it twice). He is 42lbs...he has been?

Hi, I’ve accidentally been giving my 4 year old omnicef 6ml twice daily instead of once daily(I’m used to giving it twice). He is 42lbs...he has been?

Call this #: You can call The American Association of Poison Control Centers 24/7 at (800) 222-1222. This way you can get an immediate response. I am not a pediatrician -so I won't try to answer your question, but some Health Tap questions are not answered for hours or days. The general health education site on Health Tap can't replace poison control or your child's care providers. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with acute sinusitis10 days ago. Fnp put me on omnicef (cefdinir) 300mg 2x daily for 10 days and some other decongestants. Has not improved. Should I go back, or give it more time/what else can I do?

Diagnosed with acute sinusitis10 days ago. Fnp put me on omnicef (cefdinir) 300mg 2x daily for 10 days and some other decongestants. Has not improved. Should I go back, or give it more time/what else can I do?

Need re-examination: After 10 days on an antibiotic, your symptoms should have improved, though maybe not 100%. If not improved at all, might need stronger antibiotic, prescription nasal spray, etc. I also recommend saline nasal spray or sinus irrigation such as with a nettie pot. Take Guaifenesin (mucinex) also to thin out the secretions. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Cefdinir (Definition)

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