Cefdinir is an antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, ear infections, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and skin infections.
Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other purposes; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Before taking Cefdinir, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Cefdinir or any other cephalosporin antibiotic, such as Ceclor or Cefalexin (Keflex), penicillin, or any other drugs.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist that prescription and non-prescription medicines you are taking, especially probenecid (Benemid, Probalan) and vitamins.
Be aware that antacids containing magnesium or aluminum and products containing iron interfere with Cefdinir, which makes it less effective.
Take Cefdinir 2 hours before or 2 hours after antacids or iron products. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had colitis, diabetes, or kidney disease.
In case of overdose, call the local poison control center-1222. If the victim collapses or is not breathing, call the local emergency services for 911.
Cefdinir may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- stomach upset
- loss of appetite
If you experience any of the following symptoms, consult your doctor:
- swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, hands, or feet
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- vaginal infections
How long do cefdinir side effects last?
taking cefdinir for 2 weeks still having side effects of the allergic reaction I had. Tired weak chest pains , poops, hives, insomnia and more.
Cefdinir may cause an upset stomach. Take Cefdinir with pains, milk.
If you missed an appointment
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed.
Keep all appointments with your doctor and lab. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your response to Cefdinir.
If you are diabetic, use Clinistix or TesTape (but not Clinitest) to test your urine for sugar while taking this drug; cefdinir may produce false positive results.
Do not allow anyone to take medicine. Your recipe may not be reusable. If you have symptoms of infection after completing Cefdinir, consult your doctor.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all prescription and non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other nutritional supplements.
You must bring this list with you every time you visit a doctor or if you go to the hospital. This is also not important information to carry with you in case of emergency.
Take care of your health, do not self-medicate. In case of any suspicion of the disease, consult a docto