Antimicrobials
Cefdinir

Cefdinir

High
Low
$1/day

Spectrum of Activity

Dosing

General Information

  • UTI
  • Upper and lower respiratory tract infections

Generally well tolerated

  • Allergic reactions
  • Diarrhea
  • Red stool with iron supplementation
  • Eosinophilia

Iron containing products: Cases of reddish stools have been reported with concomitant use of Cefdinir and iron-containing products due to a non-absorbable complex in the GI tract.

Antimicrobial class: Oral Cephalosporin - 3rd generation

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 1.7 hours

CSF penetration: minimal

Urine penetration: therapeutic

Route of Elimination: renal

Metabolism: minimal