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    What is Cefdinir used for?

    Cefdinir is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, which include pneumonia, respiratory infections, throat infections, sinus infections, skin infections, and ear infections. This medicine belongs to a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Cefdinir?

    The dosage of Cefdinir prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Cefdinir can be taken with or without food.

    What if you miss a dose of Cefdinir?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Cefdinir medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Cefdinir?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cefdinir, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Cefdinir?

    • Probenecid

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cefdinir.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Cefdinir, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Cefdinir can interact with antacids and iron supplements.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Cefdinir?

    Like other medicines, Cefdinir can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Cefdinir are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Cefdinir cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Cefdinir develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Cefdinir can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, stomach pain, constipation, gas, loss of appetite, headache, and dry mouth. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Cefdinir.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Cefdinir?

    Is it possible for me to take Cefdinir with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Cefdinir?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Cefdinir?
    How will Cefdinir work in my body?
    How should Cefdinir be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Cefdinir drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Cefdinir is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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