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To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Omnicef and
other antibacterial drugs, Omnicef should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or
strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are
available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of
data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
Omnicef (cefdinir) capsules and Omnicef (cefdinir) for oral suspension are indicated for the treatment
of patients with mild to moderate infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated
in the conditions listed below.
Patients should be counseled that antibacterial drugs including Omnicef should only be used to treat
bacterial infections. They do not treat viral infections (e.g., the common cold). When Omnicef is
prescribed to treat a bacterial infection, patients should be told that although it is common to feel
better early in the course of therapy, the medication should be taken exactly as directed. Skipping
doses or not completing the full course of therapy may decrease the effectiveness of the immediate
treatment and increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be
treatable by Omnicef or other antibacterial drugs in the future.
Diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics which usually ends when the antibiotic is
discontinued. Sometimes after starting treatment with antibiotics, patients can develop watery and
bloody stools (with or without stomach cramps and fever) even as late as two or more months after having
taken the last dose of the antibiotic. If this occurs, patients should contact their physician as soon
Overdose can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, skin rash, drowsiness, and
Omnicef suspension (liquid) should be stored at room temperature 15-30 degrees C (59-86 degrees F) Once
reconstituted, the oral suspension can be stored at controlled room temperature for 10 days.Should be
kept protected from light, heat, and moisture.