Q. Is Omnicef 1gm Injection the same as penicillin?
No, Omnicef 1gm Injection is not the same as penicillin. Omnicef 1gm Injection belongs to the third generation class of cephalosporins. Omnicef 1gm Injection is active against numerous gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including several with resistance to other antibiotics such as penicillin.
Q. What kind of infections does Omnicef 1gm Injection treat?
Omnicef 1gm Injection is an antibiotic used to treat conditions such as lower respiratory tract infections (related to the lungs, windpipe and airways), skin and skin structure infections, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia, bone and joint infections, and meningitis (brain related).
Q. Is Omnicef 1gm Injection effective?
Omnicef 1gm Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Omnicef 1gm Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. How is Omnicef 1gm Injection administered?
Omnicef 1gm Injection is administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Omnicef 1gm Injection.
Q. What if I do not get better after using Omnicef 1gm Injection?
Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Omnicef 1gm Injection cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Omnicef 1gm Injection can cause diarrhea. Omnicef 1gm Injection is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. How long does Omnicef 1gm Injection take to work?
Usually, Omnicef 1gm Injection starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.