Omnicef for Children

Omnicef® (cefdinir) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of various bacterial infections. It is approved for use in children six months of age and older. In children, Omnicef is used to treat the same infections as those in adults.
When using Omnicef in children, the dosage will be based on several factors, such as age, the condition being treated, existing medical conditions, and other medications the child is taking (including non-prescription medications, vitamins, and supplements). The dosing can range, depending on body weight, from 7 mg per kilogram of body weight (mg/kg), taken twice a day, to 14 mg per kilogram of body weight, taken once a day, for 5 to 10 days. Children should generally be limited to 600 mg or less of Omnicef per day.
Omnicef comes in the form of capsules or a liquid. Make sure that your child completes the entire prescription of Omnicef, even if he or she starts feeling better. This will ensure that the infection is completely treated.
(Click Omnicef Uses and Omnicef Dosage for more details. These articles also discuss specific Omnicef uses and cover some general dosing guidelines for this medication.)
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