Omnicef Antibiotic: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

Omnicef is a prescription antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, and skin infections.
Category
Drug
Where to get
Available with a doctor's prescription at pharmacies.
Applicable for
Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Omnicef FAQ

How does Omnicef work?

Omnicef belongs to a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. Cefdinir works by fighting bacteria in your body. Omnicef is an antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

What is Omnicef (cefdinir)?

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 microorganisms in the conditions listed below.

Are there generic versions of Omnicef?

The Omnicef brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available. What is Omnicef? Omnicef belongs to a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. Cefdinir works by fighting bacteria in your body.

Should Omnicef be used to treat drug-resistant bacteria?

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.

Is Omnicef discontinued?

Medically reviewed by Philip Thornton, DipPharm. Last updated on Aug 15, 2023. The Omnicef brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available. What is Omnicef?

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