Cefdinir Generic

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    Generic for Omnicef
    30 capsules $14.1 USD
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Do you need a prescription for cefdinir?

Yes, cefdinir is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is cefdinir without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase cefdinir, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for cefdinir in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a cefdinir savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your cefdinir with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a cefdinir coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide cefdinir coupons or FREE cefdinir samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for cefdinir in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much cefdinir?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using cefdinir. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much cefdinir. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

US brand name of cefdinir and manufacturer

Cefdinir is available in the US under the brand name Omnicef. It is manufactured by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

UK brand name of cefdinir and manufacturer

Cefdinir is not available in the UK market.

Prescription requirement for cefdinir

Cefdinir is a prescription medication and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.

FDA approval of cefdinir

Cefdinir has received FDA approval for the treatment of various bacterial infections, including community-acquired pneumonia, acute bacterial sinusitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, and skin and skin structure infections.

Active ingredient and mechanism of action

Cefdinir is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of bacteria by interfering with their cell wall synthesis. This action leads to the eventual death of the bacteria.

Uses of cefdinir

Cefdinir is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections caused by susceptible bacteria. These may include respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and acute bacterial otitis media.

Forms of cefdinir

Cefdinir is available in different dosage forms, including capsules and cefdinir oral suspension.

Dosage of cefdinir

The dosage of cefdinir will depend on the type and severity of the infection, as well as the age and weight of the patient. It is important to follow the drug information provided by your healthcare provider.

Precautions and warnings for cefdinir

  • Cefdinir may cause allergic reactions in individuals with a known hypersensitivity to cephalosporin antibiotics or penicillins. Inform your healthcare provider of any known allergies
  • Cefdinir can interact with certain medications, such as antacids containing magnesium or aluminum, which may decrease its effectiveness. It is recommended to separate the administration of these medications by at least 2 hours
  • Cefdinir should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney disease, and intestinal disease, especially colitis
  • Cefdinir does not pass into breast milk, however speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Side Effects of cefdinir

Common side effects of cefdinir may include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, abdominal pain, and headache. Contact your healthcare provider if these side effects become severe or persistent. Serious side effects are rare but can include severe allergic reactions (hives, trouble breathing, skin rash, blistering, swelling in your face, tongue or throat) and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.

Interactions with other drugs

Cefdinir may interact with certain medications, such as antacids containing magnesium or aluminum, iron supplements, and probenecid. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medication, multivitamins, and supplements you are taking, to avoid potential drug interactions and adverse effects.

Similar drugs to cefdinir

Other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as cefaclor and cephalexin, amoxicillin, or penicillin, may be used as alternatives to cefdinir for the treatment of bacterial infections.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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