Omnicef® (cefdinir) is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of conditions, such as sinus infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, and various other bacterial infections. It comes in the form of capsules or a liquid and is typically taken once or twice a day. Although most people do not experience problems with this drug, Omnicef can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include nausea, headaches, and diarrhea.
You may not be able to take Omnicef if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease, certain allergies, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, you may not be able to safely use Omnicef if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medicines).
(Click Omnicef for more in-depth information on this antibiotic. This article discusses how Omnicef works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take this medication.)