Infections & Infestations
International Brand Name:
In treatment of:
Treatment of infections caused by susceptible bacteria
9.Pseudo membranous colitis
1.Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins
2.Pseudo membranous colitis
2.Patient allergic to Penicillins
3. Use cautiously along with antacids, anticoagulants, & along with other nephrotoxic drugs
Antacids: Cefdinir rate and extent of absorption is reduced in presence of antacid.
Probenecid: It inhibits renal excretion of cefdinir and may prolong plasma levels by competitively inhibiting renal tubular secretion.
Iron: Concomitant administration of cefdinir with therapeutic iron supplement reduces absorption.
Loop diuretics: Risk of nephrotoxicity may be increased.
Adults: 0.3g twice daily
Children(above 6 months): 14 mg/kg/day twice daily
Maximum child dose: 600mg/day
Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Otitismedia, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis & Skin infections:
0.3gm orally twice daily or 0.6mg once daily up to 10 days
Children above 6months:
7mg/kg twice daily or 14mg/kg once daily up to 10 days