What is Cefdiel (Cefdinir) used for?
Cefdiel (Cefdinir) is an oral cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat patients who are suffering from a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication destroys or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection. It may be used to treat infections of the middle ear, airways, lungs, soft tissues, or skin. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Cefdiel (Cefdinir)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions while using Cefdiel (Cefdinir) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one or two daily administrations of one tablet for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not alter the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Do not stop using the medication before being told to do so as the infection may not be destroyed and may return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Cefdiel (Cefdinir)?
Some patients using Cefdiel (Cefdinir) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any worrying symptoms such as fever, flu symptoms, faintness, increased thirst, unusual bleeding, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, breathing problems, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, seizures, or a severe skin rash. These conditions may require lower doses, reduce frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Cefdiel (Cefdinir) should not be used by patients who are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have severely reduced liver or kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Cefdiel (Cefdinir) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Cefdiel (Cefdinir) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.