Cefdinir is a generic prescription drug that’s used to treat certain types of bacterial infections. Cefdinir’s cost may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.

Cefdinir retail price
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The retail price of cefdinir is $102. Save up to $91 per fill off of the retail price.

The price you pay for cefdinir can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.

To find out how much you’ll pay for cefdinir, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Or look below in the next section to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.

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Cefdinir only comes as a generic drug. It’s not currently available in a brand-name version. A generic drug contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication but tends to cost less.

Cefdinir was based on the brand-name drug Omnicef, which is no longer available.

Why is there such a cost difference between brand-name drugs and generics?

Years of research and testing are needed to ensure that brand-name drugs are safe and effective. This testing can make the drugs expensive. The manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell the drug exclusively for up to 20 years. After that, other drugmakers can create generic versions. This competition in the market can lead to lower costs for generics. And because generics have the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower generic costs.

If you need help covering the cost of cefdinir or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:

On these sites, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.

If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Cefdinir and cost.

Does cefdinir oral capsule cost less than cefdinir oral liquid suspension?

This is possible. The cost of cefdinir oral capsule compared with that of the oral liquid suspension (a type of liquid mixture) depends on several factors.

For example, your cost for each may depend on whether you have insurance coverage and your benefits. The cost of either form will likely be higher without insurance.

Other factors that may affect your cost include:

  • your dosage
  • your treatment plan
  • any savings programs that may be available for the form you’re prescribed

How much does cefdinir cost without insurance?

Cefdinir’s cost without insurance depends on several factors. But in general, your cost will be higher without insurance.

Your cost for Cefdinir may depend on factors such as:

  • your dosage
  • whether you qualify for any savings programs
  • the pharmacy you choose

To find out the exact cost of Cefdinir without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Also, you may want to check with a few pharmacies to compare prices.

You can also visit Optum Perks* to get price estimates for cefdinir when you use coupons from the site. It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.

* Optum Perks is a sister site of Healthline.

If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover cefdinir. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss cefdinir in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If cefdinir requires prior authorization and you don’t receive it before you start treatment, you could pay the full cost of the drug.

Be sure to ask your insurance company whether cefdinir requires prior authorization.

If you still have questions about the cost of cefdinir, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for cefdinir.

Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:

  • Does my cost for cefdinir depend on the condition it’s prescribed to treat?
  • Is the cost of cefdinir higher for adults than for children?
  • Are there other options for treating my condition if I can’t afford cefdinir?

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Disclaimer: Healthline has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.