Omnicef Capsules

If you have certain bacterial infections (such as a sinus infection, pneumonia, or bronchitis), your healthcare provider may prescribe Omnicef® (cefdinir). This prescription medication comes in the form of an oral suspension (liquid) or as capsules. Omnicef is typically taken once or twice a day, depending on your healthcare provider's instructions.
As part of a class of drugs called cephalosporins, Omnicef prevents bacteria from making and maintaining their cell wall. Without a cell wall, bacteria are vulnerable and ultimately die. By affecting the cell wall of bacteria, Omnicef keeps bacteria from thriving and causing infection in the body.
Although most people tolerate the capsules well, Omnicef is not suitable for everyone. For example, 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. Before using this medication, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking.
Omnicef capsules are available in one strength -- 300 mg capsules. For the liquid form of Omnicef, there are two strengths available (125 mg/5 mL and 250 mg/5 mL).
(Click Omnicef for a more in-depth look at how Omnicef works to treat various bacterial infections. This article also discusses potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and important information to be aware of before using this medication.)
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