Safety Concerns for Omnicef
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you:
- Have kidney disease or kidney failure
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have any allergies to Omnicef, to other cephalosporins, to penicillin, or to other types of antibiotics.
Also tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Omnicef Precautions and Warnings to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose of Omnicef?
People who take too much Omnicef may have overdose symptoms that could include but are not limited to:
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
How Should It Be Stored?
Omnicef capsules and suspension (liquid) should be stored at room temperature. They should be kept protected from light, heat, and moisture.
Keep Omnicef and all medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
If you forget to take a dose of Omnicef, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosing schedule. Never take a double dose!
Omnicef comes in a number of strengths, depending on the form. 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.