My 2yr old son finished his second round of Omnicef in 6 weeks. first was due to strep throat and second a sinus infection. Day after the last dose, he started to get the rash he got with Amoxicillian, and a low fever. Next he started sticking his lower jaw out and gritting his teeth, then he started these rapid, very pronounced eye blinks or twitches. Next he started jerking his head in one direction. Pediactrician saw this and told us to go to the er. They said probably 2 issues... Viral infection and maybe developing ticks (SP?). We are to follow up with neurology. I think they are full of crap. Could the neuro symptons be a reaction to the omnicef???
I am so so sorry no one has answered this question you posed. Please read the side effects listed below. I do so hope you child is ok by now. If not please follow up with a good neurologist & be sure to tell him of this medication. I hope this helps you, & your child is safe...
Omnicef side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Omnicef: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness;
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or
increased thirst, loss of appetite, swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath, urinating less than usual or not at all.
Less serious Omnicef side effects may include:
nausea, stomach pain, indigestion, vomiting, mild diarrhea;
diaper rash in an infant taking liquid Omnicef;
mild itching or skin rash; or
vaginal itching or discharge.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Omnicef side effects (in more detail)
- Omnicef Information for Consumers
- Omnicef Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Omnicef (detailed)
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