) is a prescription antibiotic licensed to treat a number of infections caused by bacteria in both children and adults.
Omnicef is most commonly used to treat the following infections:
Omnicef may be used to treat a number of other bacterial infections. It can also be substituted in place of penicillin to treat common infections in people who are allergic to this particular drug. It should be noted, however, that there is a small chance that people who are allergic to penicillin will also be allergic to Omnicef or other cephalosporins.
Omnicef is approved for use in children 6 months of age and older. In children, Omnicef is used to treat the same infections as those in adults.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Omnicef for treating something other than the conditions listed in this article. This is called an "off-label
" use. At this time, there are no universally recognized off-label uses for Omnicef.