Palcef is an antibiotic medicine used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the respiratory tract (eg. pneumonia)... View More
Uses of Palcef
Side effects of Palcef
How to use Palcef
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Palcef may be taken with or without food, but it ... View More
How Palcef works
Palcef is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to... View More
What if you forget to take Palcef?
If you miss a dose of Palcef, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More
Community-acquired pneumonia, Susceptible infections, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Sore throat, Soft tissue infections, Respiratory tract infections, Acute ... View More
May be taken with or without food.
Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Skin/Skin Structure Infections 300 mg PO q12hr for 10 days Respiratory Tract Infections, Acute Maxillary Sinusitis 30... View More
<6 months: Safety and efficacy not established 6 months-12 years: 7 mg/kg PO q12hr for 5-10 days or 14 mg/kg PO q24hr for 10 days >12 years or >43... View More
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) <30 300 mg once daily.
Mode of Action
Cefdinir binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bac... View More
Penicillin-sensitive patients; superinfection; seizure; pseudomembranous colitis; pregnancy, lactation; renal or hepatic insufficiency. Lactation: Un... View More
>10% Diarrhea (8-15%) 1-10% Vaginal moniliasis (<4%),Nausea (3%),Rash (3%),Headache (2%),Increased urine leukocytes (2%),Increased urine protein (1... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Unknown whether drug is excreted in milk
Concomitant admin w/ antacids or Fe supplements reduce the rate and extent of absorption. Admin w/ Fe supplements may cause reddish stools. Decreased re... View More