Omnicef (cefdinir) is in a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. It is a third generation cephalosporin. Amoxicillin is classed as an aminopenicillin. They are both used to treat some of the same things like infections in the nose, ears, throat, skin, lungs, sinuses etc.Why has cefdinir been discontinued?
Cefdinir was formerly sold under the brand name Omnicef, which is now discontinued. Cefdinir should be used only to treat infections that have been proved or are strongly suspected to be bacterial, not viral. The overuse of antibiotics has been linked to the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (“superbugs”).Does Omnicef and axmoxicillan treat the same things?
Omnicef (cefdinir) and amoxicillin are antibiotics used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria. These drugs belong to different drug classes. Omnicef is a cephalosporin antibiotic and amoxicillin is a penicillin -type antibiotic. The brand name Omnicef is discontinued in the U.S. Omnicef is available as generic cefdinir.