If you have: Call your physician for advice on possible side effects. Effects of Cefdinir (more information) Common side effects may include: If you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as hives, trouble breathing, swelling of the face or throat, or a severe skin reaction, such as fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, or a red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling, seek emergency medical attention. There may be additional side effects not included in this list. You can contact the FDA to report side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088. When taking liquid cefdinir, side effects may include rash, including diaper rash in infants, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, vaginal itching or discharge, headache, or nausea. Severe stomach pain, bloody or watery diarrhea (even months after your last dose), chills, body aches, flu-like symptoms, pale skin, easily bruising, or unusual bleeding, convulsions, fever, weakness, or confusion, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), or kidney problems, including little or no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling exhausted or short of breath.
Community-acquired pneumonia, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, acute maxillary sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, uncomplicated skin and skin structure, and infections are among the conditions for which cefdinir is prescribed.
Cefdinir should only be prescribed with caution to patients with a history of colitis, just like other broad-spectrum antibiotics. In patients with transient or persistent renal insufficiency (creatinine clearance <30 ml/min), the total daily dose of Cefdinir should be reduced.