What is Omnicef?

Cefdinir is a third-generation oral cephalosporin antibiotic sold under the brand names Cefzon and Omnicef

As of 2008, cefdinir, as Omnicef, was the highest-selling cephalosporin antibiotic in the United States, with more than US$585 million in retail sales of its generic versions alone.

It was discovered by Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (now Astellas) and introduced in 1991 under the brand name Cefzon. Warner-Lambert licensed this cephalosporin for marketing in US from Fujisawa. Abbott obtained U.S. marketing rights to Omnicef (cefdinir) in December 1998 through an agreement with Warner-Lambert Company. It was approved by FDA on Dec 4, 1997. It is available in US as Omnicef by Abbott Laboratories and in India as Cednir by Abbott, Kefnir by Glenmark and Cefdiel by Ranbaxy.

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The pediatric prescribed Omnicef & Fenistil to my 3 month old baby... Is it ok to give them to him? I noticed that he pees in a less amount... e.g...

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I understand your concern.

Your baby of 3 months is peeing in a less amount. To determine if he has urinary tract infection (UTI), urine...

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I am 14 years old and im currently taking omnicef and i was experiencing diarrhea but my stool is now solid after taking a latnex or something like...

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Omnicef is not known to cause such pains.
This may be due to inflammation of the intestines and gastroenteritis. Continue Omnicef and ad on...

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is Omnicef Antibiotic Sulfate based? *sulfa Allergy

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Brief Answer:
Not Sulfa based

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You are allergic to sulfa drugs and your...

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