Omnicef Oral

Omnicef® (cefdinir) is a medication used for the treatment of various bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinus infections. It belongs to a class of drugs called cephalosporins, and works by preventing bacteria from making and maintaining their cell wall. By affecting the cell wall of bacteria, Omnicef keeps bacteria from thriving and causing infection in the body.
This prescription medication comes in the form of an oral suspension (liquid) and as capsules. Omnicef capsules are supplied as Omnicef 300 mg. The suspension (liquid) form comes in two strengths:
  • Omnicef oral suspension 125 mg/5 mL -- each teaspoon (5 mL) containing 125 mg of Omnicef
  • Omnicef oral suspension 250 mg/5 mL -- each teaspoon (5 mL) containing 250 mg of Omnicef.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Omnicef. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Common side effects of Omnicef may include diarrhea, nausea, and headaches.
(Click Omnicef for more information on when and how to take oral Omnicef capsules and liquid, to learn about the warnings and precautions associated with the use of this drug, and to find out what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before using this medication.)
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