Cefdinir (Omnicef) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Omnicef?

cefdinir

What is the Trade Name for cefdinir?

Omnicef

What are the Indications of Cefdinir (Omnicef) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

treatment of skin infections, otitis media

What are the Actions of Cefdinir (Omnicef) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bactericidal, binds to bacterial cell wall causing cell death

What is the Therapeutic Class of Cefdinir (Omnicef) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

anti-infectives

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Cefdinir (Omnicef) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Cephalosporin 2nd generations

What are the Nursing Considerations of Cefdinir (Omnicef) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • contraindicated in cephalosporin and possibly penicillin allergies
  • may need lead to seizures, pseudomembranous colitis, diarrhea, phlebitis at IV site, anaphylaxis
  • Assess infection and allergies
  • obtain cultures prior to therapy
  • monitor bowel function
  • monitor for bleeding
  • may lead to super infection

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