Can you take spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil) for a sinus infection?

Antibiotic caution. It's best to get a doc's input on whether you need antibiotics or not...Particularly in this day and age when side effects can be worse (C. diff) and resistant germs are on the rise. The IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America) is against antibiotics for sinus infections. Best to see a doc and get proper advice before you go treating yourself. There's other good treatment that can be tried.

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I was given spectracef (cefditoren pivoxil), Is this good for treating a sinus infection?

Cefditoren. This is a good "third-generation" cephalosporin antibiotic that targets a number of the germs responsible for a sinus infection (i.e. Strep pneumo, H. flu and some others). I would expect your symptoms to improve, but if not, you might have a resistance issue or something else going on. Hopefully with this and some TLC you'll recover just fine. Talk to a doctor if you're not improving. Read more...

Whats cefditoren pivoxil for?

Antibiotic. This third generation cephalosporin antibiotic is approved by fda for uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, community-acquired pneumonia, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis. Cefditoren should be well tolerated. Read more...