Omnicef Omni-Pac

Name: Omnicef Omni-Pac

Omnicef Omni-Pac Overview

Cefdinir is a prescription medication used to treat infections caused by bacteria.

Cefdinir belongs to a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. These work by killing the bacteria that cause infections.

This medication comes in oral capsule and suspension forms and is taken once or twice daily, with food or milk.

Common side effects of cefdinir include upset stomach, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, and fatigue.

Cefdinir can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how cefdinir affects you.

Omnicef Omni-Pac Drug Class

Omnicef Omni-Pac is part of the drug class:

  • Third generation cephalosporins

Side Effects of Omnicef Omni-Pac

Serious side effects have been reported with cefdinir. See the “Cefdinir Precautions” section.

Common side effects of cefdinir include the following:

  • Stomach upset
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

This is not a complete list of cefdinir side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Omnicef Omni-Pac Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with cefdinir including the following:

Allergic reactions. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have some or all of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction:

  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the faces, eyes, lips, tongue
  • Swelling of the arms or legs

Cefdinir can cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how cefdinir affects you.

Do not take cefdinir if you:

  • are allergic to cefdinir or to any of its ingredients
  • are allergic to any other cephalosporin antibiotic

Inform MD

Before taking cefdinir, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to cefdinir or to any of its ingredients
  • have or have had colitis
  • have diabetes mellitus
  • have kidney disease
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Other Requirements

  • Store cefdinir at room temperature.
  • Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.
  • Take cefdinir 2 hours before or 2 hours after iron-containing products or antacids.
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