Can cefdinir make your poop orange?

Can cefdinir make your poop orange?

* Several reports have described cases of very red-appearing stools associated with cefdinir, apparently caused by an interaction with iron supplements or iron-containing infant formula. Rifampin can cause orange discoloration of stools as well as urine.

Can cefdinir change color of poop?

There are reports in the pediatric literature of patients having red or maroon-colored stool while taking this medication. According to its manufacturer, this occurs when cefdinir combines with iron to form a precipitate that gives stool a characteristic discoloration.

Can cefdinir cause bloody diarrhea?

Conclusion. Physicians regularly prescribing cefdinir should be aware that red stools are a possible side effect. Although this side effect has only been reported in children, it is also a possibility in adults taking cefdinir along with products containing iron.

Can antibiotics make your stool orange?

Certain medications, such as the antibiotic rifampin, may cause orange or light-colored stool. Medications containing aluminum hydroxide — antacids, for example — may produce orange or gray stool in some people.

Why is stool red from cefdinir?

When administered with iron-containing products, including infant formulas, cefdinir or one of its metabolites may bind to ferric ions, forming a nonabsorbable complex that imparts a reddish color to the stool.

Can antibiotics change the color of your poop?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics can change the types of bacteria present in the gut. Because bacteria influence the typical color of poop, a change in bacteria may mean a change in stool color, often to green.

Why does cefdinir cause diarrhea?

Severe diarrhea, caused by the overgrowth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile, is a potential side effect of almost all antibacterial agents, including cefdinir.

What are the side effects of cefdinir?

Cefdinir may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • vomiting.
  • nausea.
  • stomach pain.
  • diarrhea.
  • headache.
  • vaginal itching.
  • reddish colored stools.