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Omnicef

Form.

Capsules: 300 milligrams;
Suspension: 125 milligrams/5 milliliters,
Suspension: 250 milligrams/5 milliliters.

No Prescription

Omnicef is prescribed against susceptible bacteria causing infections of:
- Bronchi (bronchitis);
- Larynx (laryngitis);
- Lungs (pneumonia);
- The middle ear (otitis media);
- Throat;
- Tonsils (tonsillitis);
and skin and other soft tissues.

Omnicef is a member of the family of antibiotics known as cephalosporins. It is prescribed to treat mild to moderate infections, including:

- Throat And Tonsil Infections (Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis);
- Skin Infections;
- Sinus Infections;
- Pneumonia;
- Middle Ear Infections (Otitis Media);
- Acute Flare-Ups Of Chronic Bronchitis;

Dosage.

Omnicef is taken once or twice daily, depending on the nature and severity of the infection. The capsules or suspension can be taken with or without food. Patients with advanced renal disease may need to take lower doses to prevent accumulation of Omnicef since it is eliminated from the body by the kidneys.

For adult infections the usual dose is 300 milligrams every 12 hours or 600 milligrams per day for 5-10 days depending on the nature and severity of the infection. The recommended dose for children 6 months to 12 years of age is 7 milligrams/kg every 12 hours or 14 milligrams/kg per day for 5-10 days depending on the infection.

For most infections once daily dosing is as effective as twice daily dosing, though once daily dosing has not been evaluated for the treatment of skin infections or pneumonia.

ADULTS

For adults and adolescents 13 years and over, the maximum daily dose is 600 mg, regardless of the infection under treatment.

Flare-ups of Chronic Bronchitis

300 mg every 12 hours for 5 to 10 days or 600 mg once a day for 10 days.

Throat and Tonsil Infections

300 mg every 12 hours for 5 to 10 days or 600 mg once a day for 10 days.

Pneumonia

300 mg every 12 hours for 10 days.

Sinus Infections

300 mg every 12 hours or 600 mg once a day for 10 days.

Skin Infections

300 mg every 12 hours for 10 days.

CHILDREN

For children 6 months through 12 years old, the dose of Omnicef Suspension is based on body weight. The suspension contains 125 mg per teaspoonful. Dosage should never exceed 600 mg daily.

Middle Ear Infections

7 mg per 2.2 pounds every 12 hours for 5 to 10 days or 14 mg per 2.2 pounds once a day for 10 days.

Throat and Tonsil Infections

7 mg per 2.2 pounds every 12 hours for 5 to 10 days or 14 mg per 2.2 pounds once a day for 10 days.

Sinus Infections

7 mg per 2.2 pounds every 12 hours or 14 mg per 2.2 pounds once a day for 10 days.

Skin Infections

7 mg per 2.2 pounds every 12 hours for 10 days.

If you have kidney problems, your doctor will lower the dosage.

Side Effects.

Omnicef generally is well tolerated.

The most common side effects are:
- Vomiting;
- Rash;
- Nausea;
- Headache;
- Diarrhea or loose stools;
- Abdominal pain;

Rarer side effects include abnormal liver tests and allergic reactions. Omnicef may cause false test results with some tests for sugar in the urine. Like most antibiotics Omnicef may cause a condition called pseudomembranous colitis, a bacterial infection of the colon.

Omnicef side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Vaginal Infection;
- Rash;
- Nausea;
- Diarrhea;
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