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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Cefdinir (Definition)

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


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

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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Same reaction. Anyone have bad side effects with omnicef (cefdinir) and not zithromax?

Different drugs: Omnicef (cefdinir) is a cephalosporin antibiotic and Azithromycin is in an entirely different class of drugs. There should be no cross reactions allergically. But you do not describe what side-effects to which you are referring. If this answer is not satisfactory, ask again. ...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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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

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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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I'm having a red, itchy rash break out all over my body. I believe it is a side effect of the omnicef (cefdinir) I was prescribed. What should I do?

I'm having a red, itchy rash break out all over my body. I believe it is a side effect of the omnicef (cefdinir) I was prescribed. What should I do?

Time.: It may take a week before your rash would go away after stopping the drug. Try antihistamine up to 4 times daily to see if it controls the itching. If not, a short course of cortisone may be needed when the itching gets intolerable. Topical anti-itch lotion may also be helpful ...Read more

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What can posible side efect of clomfranil''omnicef I am felinng learning prob weaknes headache low blod presure sweat on face wil learning prob solve?

What can posible side efect of clomfranil''omnicef I am felinng learning prob weaknes headache low blod presure sweat on face wil learning prob solve?

Don't think: Learning problem is from medication if you feel that things. "Aren't right". With your cognition. See your PCP. ASAP. Some serious could be wrong ...Read more

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Sinus infection a week ago with omnicef (cefdinir) given and ends tomorrow. Still have low temp, sore throat and ear pain on left side. Wait or back to doc?

Sinus infection a week ago with omnicef (cefdinir) given and ends tomorrow.  Still have low temp, sore throat and ear pain on left side.  Wait or back to doc?

Call at the least: With the persistence of your symptoms, and only 1 day left of the meds, i would at least call the dr. Who originally examined you. They can review your chart and make the best decision as to when you should come back in for an second evaluation. Best wishes. ...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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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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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

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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 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?

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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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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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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Can I have anaphylaxis reaction to omnicef (cefdinir) days after starting or would it be immediate?

Can I have anaphylaxis reaction to omnicef (cefdinir) days after starting or would it be immediate?

Drug Reactions: Most allergic reactions occur within hours to two weeks after taking the medication and most people react to medications to which they have been exposed in the past. This process is called "sensitization." however, rashes may develop up to six weeks after starting certain types of medications. ...Read more

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Is omnicef (cefdinir) good for tooth abcesses?

Is omnicef (cefdinir) good for tooth abcesses?

Not "good," may work: Tooth abscess antibiotic protocol for adults: pain/infection localized at tooth + use penicillin - allergic to penicillin, use clindamycin pain/infection has spread (pain around ear or below jaw line, or face has swelled) + use clindamycin + or, use a amoxicillin/metronidazole combo. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Omnicef allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Omnicef allergy?

Omnicef allergy: Omnicef (Cefdinir) is an antibiotic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/omnicef-drug.htm ...Read more

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My baby taking omnicef (cefdinir) she spit some out should I give her a littlemore?

Spitting rule: If they spit it up within the first few minutes you can repeat a full dose.If it sits for 5-30min, no more than half. If >30 i would't give any.It is often good to wait an hour or two & be sure the kid has kept down something else for a good while before attempting to re-dose, or you'll just loose another dose. ...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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Omnicef (Definition)

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