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General Information on Cefdinir

Generic Name : Cefdinir

Pronunciation : SEF-di-nir

Latest prescription information about Cefdinir. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Why is Cefdinir Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for pneumonia, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, ENT and skin infections.  It works by fighting against the bacteria in the body.

When should Cefdinir not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cefdinir?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 600 mg once daily.

How should Cefdinir be taken?

It comes as a tablet and as an oral suspension to take by mouth, once or twice a day, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cefdinir?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of penicillin-sensitivity, super infection; seizure, diabetes, pseudomembranous colitis; pregnancy, lactation; liver or kidney disease.

What are the side effects of Cefdinir?

  Most Common: Diarrhea, vaginal infections or inflammation, nausea, and abdominal pain.
  Gastrointestinal: Indigestion, flatulence, vomiting, abnormal stools, loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth.
  Central Nervous System: Headache, dizziness, weakness, sleeplessness, drowsiness.
  Skin: Rash, itching.
  Miscellaneous: Fever, fungal infection, decrease in white blood cell, vaginal discharge.
  Potentially Fatal: Anaphylaxis; kidney and liver failure.

What are the other precautions for Cefdinir?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cefdinir?

Oral: Store at 25°C. Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from excess heat and moisture.

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