Cefdiel 300 (Cefdinir)
What is Cefdiel 300 (Cefdinir) used for?
Cefdiel 300 (Cefdinir) is a cephalosporin antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection naturally. It is commonly prescribed to treat infections affecting the middle ear, skin, soft tissues, respiratory tract, urinary tract, or bones. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Cefdiel 300 (Cefdinir)?
Cefdiel 300 (Cefdinir) is normally prescribed to be taken once or twice daily at a dosage of one tablet for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience an upset stomach. Never change the form of the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Cefdiel 300 (Cefdinir)?
Some patients using Cefdiel 300 (Cefdinir) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention include loss of appetite, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, increased bleeding, urinary retention, seizures, severe skin rash, or jaundice. Always inform your physician as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to ensure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more problems from occurring.
Do not use Cefdiel 300 (Cefdinir) if you are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics or if you have had a serious reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you have decreased kidney function or are allergic to penicillin antibiotics as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cefdiel 300 (Cefdinir). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.