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Cefdinir Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 26, 2022.

Cefdinir is also known as: Omnicef, Omnicef Omni-Pac

Cefdinir Pregnancy Warnings

Cefdinir has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of maternal toxicity (decreased body weight gain) and decreased fetal body weight. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Cefdinir should be given during pregnancy only if need is clearly established.

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Cefdinir Breastfeeding Warnings

Following administration of single 600 mg doses, cefdinir has not been detected in human breast milk. Other cephalosporins have been classified as compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Omnicef (cefdinir)." Parke-Davis (2001):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Omnicef (cefdinir)." Parke-Davis (2001):
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation." Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins (1998):

Further information

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