What is the difference between omnicef and amoxicillan. DO they treat the same things?
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. However Cefdinir can be effective against some microorganisms that are resistant to penicillins. Cefdinir is active against a broad range of gram positive and gram negative aerobic microorganisms. They both inhibit cell wall synthesis during bacterial multiplication. There can be a cross allergy with penicillins and cephalosporins.
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