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International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences (IJPHCS)
Open Access e-journal ISSN : 2289-7577

CEFDINIR AND IRON: CLINICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL RELATIONSHIP

Haila Alshehelowi, Saud Saad H Almotairy

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ABSTRACT

Cefdinir is an oral third generation cephalosporin commonly used to treat paediatric infectious diseases. It causes bloody discoloration of the stool if co administered with iron ion. Iron reduces cefdinir bioavailability by preventing its absorption. In our case, 9 months old boy brought to ER by his parents complain of bloody stool two days after initiation of cefdinir therapy. Few cases with similar presentation have been reported.

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