What is cefdinir?
Cefdinir is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in various areas of the body. Cefdinir is particularly effective as a treatment for antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and is primarily prescribed as a treatment for conditions such as:
- Bronchitis (bacterial infection of the bronchial tubes)
- Sinusitis (bacterial infection of the sinuses)
- Pharyngitis/ tonsillitis
- Impetigo and other bacterial skin infections
Cefdinir is an antibiotic, which means that it is ineffective against viral, parasitic, and fungal infections. This medication is prescribed to treat existing infections, and should not be used as a preventative measure against bacterial infections. Doing so can actually make you more resistant to antibiotic treatment.