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Hives from Omnicef

I took Omnicef 300 mg 2x a day..I took them for 11 days..was suppose to take for 3 weeks..At the palms of my hands started itching..and were very red..than my left foot started itching..I stoped taking the medicine 1 day ago...this happened on the weekend...of course...I am taking bendryl...about every four hours..Now my left calf has hives..both wrists..have bikini covered with hives..and of all right flame red and itches...also my right knee...I called my doctor today...she said stop the medicine..I said I did...she said take bendryl 50 mg 3 times a day..which I am..and I think more..This is so weird..that it has hit such different parts of my body..ohhh. I could I butt started to itch...and its just covered in hi...

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Swelling & weight gain weeks later.

I was on Omnicef almost 2 and half months ago now for a severe upper respitory infection, they gave me a antibiotic shot then 2 weeks of omnicef. I didn't realize I was having a reaction to it when my ankles, legs, hands, feet started swelling, I finished the whole 2 weeks of it. Thought it was maybe because I was so sick and inactivity. I started gaining weight and my ankles feet, legs, belly hands have continued to swell, I have continued to have loose stools and gain more weight, even though I am the healthiest eater out there. They tried a steroid shot to counteract this, does anyone know if there is anything else out there to stop this? I am very scared is this permanent? ## Hello, Carol! How are you doing? Has there been any change? The side effects from an given medication co...

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Given cefdinir for strep

Our Peditrician Rx this for strep throat for my type I diabetic 2 year old. We are on day four and he's been complaining of headaches a few hours after taking it. It's just once a day for a total of 10 days. I called pedi about headache and was told to give with ibuprofen. He awoke with headache again and is now vomiting and has fever again. Very miserable. After reading these side effects people are having I'm very worried of what this could mean for him in long run. I hear Cdiff is very hard to treat and the first poster sounds like he now has dishydrotic eczema which I actually have after my son and his twin were for and its never gone away. I hope that my toddler doesn't get it now as well from this antibiotic. Geez I hate modern medicine. ## Hello, Faith! How is you...

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Omnicef Cefdinir

Took the drug in mid May 2014 for a sinus condition. I having diarrhea the next day that continued for over a week even after I stopped taking the drug after 4th day. I had to go to the doctor to get the diarrhea to stop, then began getting a rash on the back of my scalp and around my neck. The rash has continued since mid-May through July and continues to spread. I have went to 2 different doctors regarding the itchy rash and have been on 3 rounds of steroids which helps curb the rash while I am on the steroid. However still have the rash all over my body and am going back to the doctor next week. Does anyone know if there is anything I can do to get the drug company to off-set my medical costs from the drug reaction? ## Edwardo again. Now it is July 17 and still have the rash / hives....

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REASON PERSCRIBED ## Hi there, Do you mean Omnicef ? If so, then it's an antibiotic. ## To add some more details, Omnicef contains the active ingredient Cefdinir, it's used to treat or prevent some types of infections. Learn more Omnicef details here. Its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Are there any questions or comments? Is there anything I can help with?

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had been used to treat a sinus infection ## Do you mean Omnicef? ## Omnicef contains the active ingredient Cefdinir, which is an antibiotic that's used to treat infections. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more Omnicef details here. Are there any questions?

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cold/pneumonia ## Omnicef is an antibiotic that contains the active ingredient Cefdinir, it is not effective at treating the virus that causes a cold, but can treat the bacteria that causes some types of pneumonia. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, drowsiness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more Omnicef details here. Are there any questions or comments? Is there anything else I can help with?

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pill labeled sandoz 663

taking antibiotic for lyme disease. Brand name selected by doctor was omnicef. Was given generic by pharmacist. The pill is blue capsule. Is sandoz 663 a manuafactured name, but it will still act as antibiotic. ## This type of confusion does happen a lot, so I'd like to add some information to this post to help clear it up for anyone else in the future. The way a pill looks doesn't matter, the color doesn't matter and neither does the manufacturer, the only relevant thing that matters if what it contains, as long as it has the right active ingredient as what your doctor prescribed and the right dosage, then it is still the same medication and will treat the same conditions. In this case, the doctor ordered Omnicef, which is an antibiotic that contains the active ingredient C...

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Is Omnicef a form a Penicillin

I was told by my son's Pediatirician that this was not penicillin (as he is allergic to PCN). Now after reading several discussions about this med, I'm worried. Please respond ASAP! Thank you, a concerned mother. ## If he is allergic to PCN he should not take this medication. It is a close cousin to the penicillin family and he will also be allergic to it. I am also allergic to amoxicillin (pcn sister) and I was given this medicine for a ear infection and started getting hives in my face n swelling eyelids and tingly mouth. I stopped the omnicef when symtoms developed. So pls dont give to your son.

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Sandoz 663 blue capsule

Trying to id a blue capsule with Sandoz 663. ## This is Cefdinir 300mgs, a generic for the antibiotic Omnicef. (NDC 0781-2176) Inactive Ingredients: - Carboxymethylcellulose Calcium - Fd&c Blue No. 2 - Gelatin - Magnesium Stearate - Polyoxyl 40 Stearate - Silicon Dioxide - Titanium Dioxide

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Watch out for this antibiotic

Never had a problem with antibiotics. This one gave me cdif. I am still trying to get rid of cdif after six weeks and two more rounds of flagyl. ## I am not sure what cdif is. My daughters grandmother had taken omnicf - for a sinus infection... after taking this she has lost her sense of smell. It has been 10-months and still nothing. ## I had a terrible reaction to Ciprofloxin 15 yrs ago, and still carry the reminders in huge, red spots all over my legs. It caused a bone-deep itch that could not be reached, which lasted weeks. And after that, I was also allergic to sulfas. Cipro is a dangerous drug and should only be used as last-resort! It is a synthetically-produced one, and very strong. Oh, it cured my bronchitis, all right, but it left me permanent reminders of that illness! Good r...

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Baby Allergic to Penicillin?

My baby's Dr. Prescribed him Omnicef. My baby is 15 months. old. He had reactions to the med. He had diarrhea and a painful looking rash in his genital area. He screamed when I cleaned him after every spout of diarrhea. Do you think he is allergic to Penicillin?