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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 3162-3164

Cefdinir associated bloody stool in Riyadh infant: A case report

1 Department of Pharmacy, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, PSMMC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 College of Pharmacy, Al Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Syed Mohammed Basheeruddin Asdaq
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy, Al-Maarefa University, Dariyah, Riyadh-11597
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_505_20

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Cefdinir is one of the broad spectrum cephalosporin used as a replacement to amoxicillin in allergic pediatric population. There are reports of forming red stool in patients receiving cefdinir along with iron or iron containing preparations. This is a benign interaction and wane upon completion/discontinuation of cefdinir therapy. This case report describes a 6-month-old boy whose parents were distressed when they found reddening of their ward's diaper while taking cefdinir in presence of iron supplements.

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