Oceph dry syrup: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: Zuventus

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Trade name: Oceph

Strength: 125 mg per 5ml

Type: Syrup

Active ingredient: Cefdinir

Category: Broad spectrum antibiotic (third generation of the cephalosporin).

Pregnancy category: Cefdinir belongs to US FDA pregnancy category B (No risk in non-human studies).

Uses: Oceph dry syrup is used to treat bacterial infections. Ear infection (otitis media), sinus infection (sinusitis), throat infection (tonsillitis), bronchi (bronchitis), lungs (pneumonia), skin and other soft tissues. Cefdinir will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

How to use: Take Oceph dry syrup with or without food once or twice daily. Measure the medicine with measuring spoon not with household spoon. Cefdinir interfere with lab test. Let doctor know if you are doing any medical tests like blood glucose tests. Some of the interaction of cefdinir are: Antacids or Fe reduce the absorption of cefdinir. Fe may cause reddish stool. Probenecid decrease the elimination of cefdinir.

Side Effects: Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, headache, dizziness, abdominal pain, vaginal itching or discharge, skin rash.

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Dosage: 300 mg orally twice daily for upto 2 weeks.

Written by: : healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: September 02nd, 2016