Information about Cefdinir

Cefdinir uses

Cefdinir is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How cefdinir works

Cefdinir is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects of cefdinir

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

Available Medicine for Cefdinir

  • ₹115 to ₹313
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹73 to ₹112
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹103
    FDC Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹171
    Abbott India Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹100 to ₹184
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹191 to ₹427
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹129
    Sanat Products Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹66 to ₹82
    Parenteral Drugs India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹89
    Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹97
    Zydus Cadila
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Cefdinir

  • Only use Cefdinir when prescribed by a registered medical doctor.
  • Always take the full prescription, even if you feel better.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Avoid taking for a long duration as there is a risk of serious intestinal infection and low blood count.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Frequently asked questions for Cefdinir


Q. Is cefdinir a penicillin or sulfa drug?
No, cefdinir is not a penicillin or sulfa drug. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic
Q. Does cefdinir affect birth control?
Cefdinir can reduce effectiveness of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Does cefdinir cause constipation, red stool, or diarrhea?
Cefdinir may cause diarrhea or red stool but it is not known to cause constipation
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Q. Can I take cefdinir with Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride), Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Mucinex (guaifenesin), Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Sudafed (dextromethorphan and phenylephrine), Tylenol (acetaminophen), hydrocodone, or ibuprofen?
Cefdinir is not reported to interact with Allegra, Benadryl, Nyquil, Sudafed, Tylenol, hydrocodone, or ibuprofen. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use
Q. Does cefdinir treat strep or sore throat, urinary tract infection (UTI), bladder infection, or tooth infection?
Yes, you can take cefdinir in strep or sore throat; UTI, or bladder infection. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug
Q. Is cefdinir gluten free?
Yes. Cefdinir is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Is cefdinir generic?
Yes, cefdinir is available as generic drug
Q. Does cefdinir liquid need to be refrigerated?
Cefdinir needs to be stored at 15° to 30°C. It should not be frozen
Q. Is cefdinir safe?
Cefdinir is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 19 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)