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Cefdinir: Powder for oral suspension

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How This Drug Works
Beta Lactam Antibiotics
Beta-lactam antibiotics include Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Carbapenams and treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria's strongest protection from the environment.
"Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria&#39;s strongest protection from the environment.<br><br> Bacteria are everywhere. Some can be &#34;good&#34; bacteria but infections can occur when large amounts of any type of bacteria sneak past the body&#39;s natural defenses and multiply. Bacteria multiply by growing and splitting in half. One of the last steps in this process is sealing off the opening in the cell wall.<br><br> Beta&#45Lactam antibiotics have a commonly shaped structural piece, called the &#34;Beta&#45;Lactam ring,&#34; which allows these drugs to bind proteins and, in turn, prevent the formation of a cell wall. Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics attach to and inactivate enzymes in the bacterial cell membrane. This interferes with how bacteria form their cell wall, which stops bacteria from growing and multiplying. "
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Cefdinir: Powder for oral suspension

What is this medicine?

CEFDINIR (SEF di ner) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Omnicef: Powder for oral suspension

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Cefdinir: Powder for oral suspension
Usage by Gender
51.3%
48.7%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
90.04%
1.0%
0.48%
8.48%
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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 3.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 3.0 / 5
Tolerable: 3.0 / 5

Worked okay for the infection
IT seems to be working okay for the deep sinus infection but the metallic taste from the pill itself and the lingering taste if it through the day is not very pleasant. When I called the pharmacy to report it they acted like no one else has had this issue with this drug.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
Hockey Chick
May 01, 2017
From: St. Louis, MO
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Not Sure


Review
The medicine was easy to take, it helped right away.
Helpful: 0
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
November 08, 2016
From: Charlotte, NC
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


horrible side effects
This drug helped stop my sore throat within a few hours when combined with a steroid. The side effects though were not worth the instant relieve of sore throat, sinus and ear pain. I have been so sick to my stomach even with taking the meds with food. I have an upset stomach and constant nausea all day long. I also have been having bad headaches.It's only day two of seven and I think I will stop using it and just use over the counter meds.
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
June 04, 2016
From: allentown, PA
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Disagree


Works as intended
Prescribed to take for 10 days, twice daily. Minor gas and loose bowl movements within the first few days of taking. Towards the end of my prescription I started getting a metal taste. However, within 4 days of taking the medicine my illness subsided.
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
March 23, 2016
From: Orlando, FL
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule
Easy to Take: Strongly Disagree
Works as Intended: Disagree
Tolerable: Disagree


Diarrhea
Serious diarrhea for 10 days of taking this med. Been off for two days and the issues continue. Very hard medication to take.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
October 02, 2015
From: Schererville, IN
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule
Easy to Take: Disagree
Works as Intended: Disagree
Tolerable: Disagree


Irratable Bowel syndone
diarrhea on second day so bad I discontinued usage and diarrhea continued for another 4 days after stopping. I cannot take this Med.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
July 06, 2014
From: Jasper, AL
Age: 65-74
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral capsule
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


side effect
Taking for sinusitis. Caused more sinus pressure and headaches.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
June 20, 2014
From: Clayton, IN
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree