Omnicef for an Ear Infection

Omnicef® (cefdinir) is approved for several uses, including treating an ear infection. It is approved for treat ear infections in adults and children as young as six months old.
When using this drug for an ear infection, the typical recommended Omnicef dosage is 300 mg, taken twice daily for 5 to 10 days or 600 mg, taken once daily for 10 days. However, for children, the dosage will vary based on several factors (such as the child's age and weight).
Omnicef comes in the form of capsules or an oral suspension (liquid). It can be taken with or without food. Omnicef should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your system. Make sure that you complete your entire prescription of Omnicef, even if you start feeling better. This will ensure that the infection is completely treated.
(Click Omnicef Uses and Omnicef Dosage for more information on using this drug for an ear infection. These articles also discuss the factors that your healthcare provider will consider when determining your dosage and offer tips on when and how to safely use this medication.)
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