What is Cefdinir?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Omnicef

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Cefdinir is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, acute bacterial otitis media, acute maxillary sinusitis, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, and uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bronchitis 4 5
Ear infection 3 3
Lyme disease 3 1
General health 2 3
Urinary tract infection 2 0

Show all 17 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
3
Mild
4
None
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cefdinir

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 3
Elevated liver enzymes 1
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cefdinir

Dosage Patients
300 mg twice daily 2
600 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cefdinir

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 20
Doctor's advice 7
Side effects too severe 3
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Personal research 1
See all 26 patients who've stopped taking Cefdinir

Duration

Currently taking Cefdinir

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Cefdinir

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 22
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 14

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cefdinir after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) 1
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 1

Patients stopped taking Cefdinir and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Doxycycline (Doxylin) 2
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5 patient evaluations for Cefdinir

Jan 25, 2017 (Started Oct 31, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for upper respiratory infection)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sinus infection)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sinus congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily

Nov 7, 2016 (Started Oct 31, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2013 (Started Mar 18, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bronchitis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sinus infection (sinusitis))
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was on this med for about a week and ended up in the hospital after a blood test at the clinic showed 3 of my liver enzymes were extremely elevated. I wasn't tested, but in the hospital they took me off of the Cefdinir and put me on IV Levofloxacin (and than an oral version after discharge). So the docs think that I am allergic to it.

Mar 18, 2013 (Started Mar 18, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bronchitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for sinus infection (sinusitis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g One time
Advice & Tips: At the clinic I received a one gram injection of this medication to boost the start of this treatment. I start taking the oral version this evening (300 mg orally every 12 hours, stop date is 03/28/2013.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 20, 2013 (Started Mar 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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