Drug ID: 3d00000047
Drug Name: Cefdinir
Generic Names: Zinir -LB | Cendir | Cefdiel (300mg) | Adinir | Kefdure | Cefditis -100 DT | Cednir | Cefdiel (30ml) | Maxicef -O | Cefrine Oral | Idinir -300 | Bacirom O | Adcef DT | Zinir DT | Rtist -DT | Zefdinir Susp. | Adcef (125 mg) | Cefdiriv Oral | Zinir DT (150mg) | Rtist | Cefcas | Sefdin DT | Kefnir | Ceflark | Vignir LB | Maxicef -O DS | Zinir DS | Cefedeal | Zinir -LB 150 | Aldinir | Omnicef | More
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: Adult: The recommended dose is 600 mg once daily.
Recommended In: 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.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet and as an oral suspension to take by mouth, once or twice a day, with or without food.
Storage: Store at 25°C. Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from excess heat and moisture.
Dosage Forms: Tablet | Suspension
Side Effects: 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.
In Case of Overdose: Toxic signs and symptoms following overdosage with other ?-lactam antibiotics have included nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, diarrhea, and convulsions. Hemodialysis removes cefdinir from the body. This may be useful in the event of a serious toxic reaction from overdosage, particularly if renal function is compromised.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of penicillin-sensitivity, super infection; seizure, diabetes, pseudomembranous colitis; pregnancy, lactation; liver or kidney disease.
Drug Interaction: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: live bacterial vaccines, probenecid.
Although most antibiotics probably do not affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, some antibiotics may decrease their effectiveness. This could cause pregnancy. Examples include rifamycins such as rifampin or rifabutin. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this antibiotic.
This medication may cause false positive results with certain diabetic urine testing products (cupric sulfate-type). This drug may also affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.