Omnicef is used for the treatment of some bacterial infections, for example bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchi); lung inflammation; various skin, ear, nasal and gland infections. This drug belongs to the group of cephalosporin antibiotics as minocycline. It has an anti-bacterial effect.
Omnicef is not effective against colds, grippe and, or other viral infections. When you take antibiotics unnecessarily, it enhances the risk of getting an infection resistant to the action of antibiotics.
How to take Omnicef?
This drug is available in a capsule and suspension for oral intake. It is taken irrespective of the mealtime once or twice a day for 5-10 days, according to the severity of disease. Omnicef should be taken at approximately the same time every day. Follow the doctor’s indications thoroughly. Take the drug strictly according to the prescription. Do not abuse the drug or take a lower dose.
If you take the suspension, shake it before using for the even distribution of the drug.
Probably, you will feel relief in the first several days of treatment. If there are no improvements, please consult your doctor.
Don’t stop taking the drug even if you feel the improvements. If you withdraw Omnicef too early or forget to take it, your disease may not be completely cured, and the drug can lose it antibacterial effect.
Like any drug, Omnicef has some side effects. Consult your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- head pain
- vaginal pruritus
- red-colored feces
Some of them can be really severe. If you have any of the above-mentioned symptoms, consult your doctor or call emergency at once:
- face, throat, eye or tongue edema
- shortness of breath or problems with swallowing
- watery or bloody feces, abdominal cramps, or high body temperature in the process of treatment or for 1-2 months after it
- pain in the throat, shivering, or other symptoms of infection
Don’t skip your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor may require certain laboratory tests to check your reaction to Omnicef.
Before passing any test, tell your doctor that you are using Cefdinir without prescription.
If you suffer from diabetes and test your urine for sugar, use Clinistix or TesTape (during the treatment with Cefdinir). If you check your urine for ketones, remember that Cefdinir may affect the results of such test. Ask your physician how you should control your diabetes during the treatment with Omnicef.
Do not let anyone else use you drug. Your prescription may be non-refillable.
Remember that you should keep a written list of all of the drugs you are taking. Take it with you every time you go to the doctor, in extreme cases or if you are hospitalized.