The drug is a cephalosporin, which means it works by preventing bacteria from making and maintaining their cell wall, which they need to survive. Cefdinir is available in capsule or liquid form, and is generally taken once or twice a day.
Prior to beginning treatment with this medicine, your healthcare provider needs information on your medical history, including any other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. This will help determine if cefdinir is right for your situation.
(For more information on this drug, click Cefdinir. This article discusses these capsules in more detail, including possible side effects, dietary restrictions, and what to do in cases of overdose.)
Written by/reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: ArthurSchoenstadt, MD
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Omnicef [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: Abbott Laboratories;2007 June.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob.
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