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Omnicef

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Omnicef is a cephalosporin antibiotic widely used for the treatment of common bacterial-infused diseases such as throat and skin infections. Omnicef is marketed by Abbott Laboratories, which obtained Food & Drug Administration approval in 1997.

Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria react to Omnicef by way of inhibiting their ability to grow any farther and in the process, or killing them. Omnicef is administered orally and is available worldwide in capsule and liquid suspension forms. The dose depends on the doctor's prescription. You must not take Omnicef without the supervision of your doctor. Patients cannot use the prescription for another or a previous prescription for their current case. For a Omnicef treatment to be effective, it should be in the right dose, at the right dosing schedule, and last for an appropriate duration. Since it may cause an upset stomach, take Omnicef with food or milk.

The usual Omnicef dose for children is based on their weight and age. 7 to 14 milligrams a day per kilogram of weight is typically used. For adults, the usual dose is 300 to 600 milligrams a day. Both doses are divided into one to two times a day for a period of five to ten days, depending on the doctor's prescription.

Omnicef's most common known side effects include headache, diarrhoea, wamble, stomach ache, and vaginal inflammation. If symptoms persist or worsen, call your doctor immediately.

For children, the use of Omnicef may cause iron to bind in the digestive tract. This may result in a reddish stool often mistaken for blood. Note that blood in the stool appears to be dark brown or black in color. The reddish stool usually occurs as a clostridium difficile infection, which is caused by an antibiotic in children. Your doctor can perform laboratory tests to ensure that the reddish stool does not include blood. They will also advise whether you should stop giving Omnicef to your child or not.

Omnicef is generally safe to take as a treatment. Special precautions for those with histories of allergies, or heart, kidney or liver disorders must be taken. Discuss your medical history with your doctor so they will know the adjustments they have to make for a proper prescription. Research has not yet proven that Omnicef causes fetal harm nor has it been proven to excrete in a nursing mother's breast milk. Still, pregnant and nursing women must take proper precautions and consult with their doctor to ensure that they are not exposing their unborn or newborn baby to the risks of taking this medication.

Also, make regular appointments with your doctor to check your body's responses to Omnicef. Do not stop taking the medicine once your symptoms of infection start wearing off. It is important that you follow the dose for the duration of the therapy to avoid an infection relapse. The bacteria may thrive even after the symptoms go away.

Omnicef has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of omnicef


• Molecular formula of omnicef is C14H13N5O5S2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is (6R,7R)-7-[[(2Z)-2-(2-amino-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)-2-hydroxyiminoacetyl]amino]- 3-ethenyl-8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 395.4160 g/mol
Omnicef available : 300mg capsules

Generic name: Cefuroxime

Brand name(s): Ancef, Biofuroksym, Ceclor, Cedax, Cefditoren, Cefizox, Cefobid, Cefotan, Ceftin, Cefurax, Cefuril, Cefuroxim, Cefuroximo, Cefuroximum, Cefzil, Cepazine, Cephuroxime, Ceptaz, Duricef, Elobact, Fortaz, Gruencef, Keflex, Keftab, Kefurox, Kefzol, Kerurox, Mandol, Maxipime, Mefoxin, Monocid, Oraxim, Rocephin, Sharox, Tazicef, Vantin, Velosef, Zinacef, Zinat, Zinnat

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