Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Omnicef, Omnicef Omni-Pac
Generic Name: cefdinir (Pronunciation: SEF dih neer)
What is cefdinir (Omnicef, Omnicef Omni-Pac)?
Cefdinir is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.
Cefdinir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cefdinir 300 mg-TEV
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Omnicef 300 mg
capsule, blue/turquoise, imprinted with OMNICEF 300, a
What are the possible side effects of cefdinir (Omnicef, Omnicef Omni-Pac)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about cefdinir (Omnicef, Omnicef Omni-Pac)?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to cefdinir, or to similar antibiotics, such as Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, and others.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs (especially penicillin). Also tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or a history of intestinal problems.
Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Cefdinir will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking cefdinir and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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