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Cefdinir is an antibiotic prescribed to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics.
The brand name of cefdinir is Omnicef, and it is available as an oral capsule or liquid.
Cefdinir is considered a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means it is effective against a range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Broad-spectrum antibiotics are useful in cases where doctors are unsure of the specific bacteria causing the infection, or when they suspect that the infection is from multiple strains of bacteria.
How Does Cefdinir Work?
As a cephalosporin, cefdinir works by binding to a protein in the bacteria through its beta-lactam rings. Once attached, cefdinir inhibits the regular activity of the bacteria and prevents it from creating a cell wall.
The cell wall is the structure surrounding the bacteria that keeps it contained. When the cell wall cannot be created, the pressure inside the cell builds until the membrane bursts and the bacteria dies.
What Is Cefdinir Used For?
Cefdinir is prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as:
- otitis media
- skin or soft tissue infection
How To Take Cefdinir?
When you are prescribed cefdinir, following all directions on the prescription label, including the dosage amount and schedule, is crucial. Cefdinir should also only be taken by the person it is prescribed to and for the condition for which it was prescribed. This ensures that it is taken only when it is needed.
The dosage amount of cefdinir will vary based on your age, the type and severity of the illness, and how well your body reacts to the medication.
Cefdinir may be taken with or without food. If you notice an upset stomach while taking cefdinir, taking it with food may help mitigate this symptom. However, while taking cefdinir, avoid antacids or other mineral supplements containing magnesium, aluminum, or iron within two hours before or after taking cefdinir. These supplements can make it harder for the body to absorb cefdinir, making it less effective.
Those taking the liquid suspension must shake the liquid before measuring out a dose. Use a dosing syringe or medicine dose-measuring device to ensure you take the correct amount of medication.
If you miss a dose of cefdinir, take it as soon as you can. However, skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose––do not take two doses at once.
It is important to continue taking cefdinir for your entire prescription length, even if you begin to feel better. It is common for symptoms to improve before the infection is completely cleared, and discontinuing your medication before the prescription is complete increases the risk of a repeat infection or of a more severe illness developing.
Cefdinir may affect the results of certain medical tests, so if you see any doctors while taking cefdinir, inform them of this addition to your medication.
In the United States, Cefdinir is available under the following brand names:
- Omnicef Omni-Pac
Common side effects associated with Cefdinir may include:
- Vaginal itching or discharge
- Stomach pain
More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:
- Pale skin, unusual bleeding, easy bruising
- Severe stomach pain
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Dark colors urine
- Kidney problems (swelling in the feet or ankles, little or no urination, feeling tired or short of breath)
Some people may also be allergic to cefdinir. Get medical attention immediately if you have difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling in the face or throat. Cefdinir can also cause a severe skin reaction with symptoms that include skin pain, sore throat, burning eyes, and purple or red skin rash with peeling and blistering. Again, seek immediate help if you have any of these symptoms.
The above lists of possible side effects associated with Cefdinir are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking Cefdinir, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.
For more detailed information about Cefdinir, you can refer to the following sources:
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Frequently asked questions
Do You Need a Prescription for Cefdinir?
Yes, Cefdinir is a prescription antibiotic and it is not available for purchase over the counter. This medication requires a valid prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
Can You Get an Online Prescription for Cefdinir from DrHouse?
Yes, DrHouse offers online prescriptions for Cefdinir. Our licensed healthcare providers can assess your condition and provide you with a prescription for Cefdinir if appropriate. This allows you to get the medication you need without having to physically visit a doctor’s office.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription for Cefdinir from DrHouse?
With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current RX is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:
- Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device
- Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
- Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
- Discuss your medical needs and concerns.
- If deemed appropriate, the physician will write you a prescription for cefdinir or another medication that best addresses your condition.
- The prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.
What Will My Appointment for a Cefdinir Prescription Look Like?
During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.
The consultation will consist of a video call where the physician will ask you questions about your symptoms, medical history, and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that the physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.
You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.
Once the physician has assessed your needs, they will determine whether a prescription for cefdinir is appropriate for you. If so, they will write the prescription and send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
How Long Does It Get To Get a Prescription Online With DrHouse?
The duration to get a prescription online with DrHouse is incredibly fast and convenient. Typically, it takes about 10-15 minutes to see a doctor on demand. The best part is that our services are available around the clock, all year round. So whether it’s late at night, on a weekend, or even a holiday, you can always reach out to a DrHouse physician for your medical needs.
Is It Safe to Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
Absolutely, it is completely safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. All our physicians are licensed to practice medicine in the USA, we have clinicians licensed in every state, ensuring they meet the professional standards required to provide medical care.
DrHouse is fully compliant with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), guaranteeing the privacy and security of your medical information. All our procedures and processes are designed to align with regulations and laws, thus ensuring the safety and legality of our services.
Is It Legal to Prescribe Medicine Online?
Yes, it is legal for a licensed healthcare provider to prescribe medication online. DrHouse follows all laws and regulations regarding prescribing medicine and maintains strict standards to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients.
Every medical professional you interact with is a U.S. licensed physician (MD or DO) who can prescribe medicine and treat patients in your state.