How it works
Omnicef works by stopping the production of certain compounds without which the bacteria is unable to multiply or survive.
Guidelines for usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
Omnicef may be used with or without food.
The dosage will vary depending on the condition for which it is being used. Speak to your doctor regarding the apt dosage for you.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How & where do I store Omnicef?
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
Overdose Related Information
If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
You have life-threatening irregular heartbeats (It is known to cause serious, new irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
If you have an artificial heart pacemaker, Rythmol SR may alter its function (both sensing and pacing).
This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.
To be avoided
You must avoid using Omnicef if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like
Asthma, emphysema/bronchitis along with asthma, certain heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure, cardiogenic shock, heart block or any conduction/sinus node problems, very slow heartbeat), untreated blood mineral imbalance (electrolyte imbalance), very low blood pressure.
Omnicef is an antibiotic that is effective only in the treatment of bacterial infections. It will not be effective against viral infections like cough and cold. Antibiotic treatment must be monitored closely by doctors because prolonged treatment increases the resistance of the bacteria against Omnicef. A future bacterial infection becomes severe and difficult to treat.
Omnicef can interfere with the results of certain laboratory tests. If one of these tests are prescribed for you, then we recommend that you speak to your lab technician that you are using Omnicef before you undertake the test.
If your doctor has prescribed laboratory tests like EKG, pacemaker testing then ensure that you do not miss out on them.
Elderly people are more likely to experience side effects while using Omnicef. If the side effects are bothersome, then seek medical help.
Important Information for Pregnant Women
Omnicef is categorized under FDA pregnancy category B.
Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication.
Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.