Cefadroxil - Drug Information

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General Information on Cefadroxil

Generic Name : Cefadroxil

Pronunciation : sef a drox' ill

Latest prescription information about Cefadroxil. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Why is Cefadroxil Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is broad-spectrum antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as urinary tract infection, skin and soft- tissue, pharynx (throat) and tonsils (tonsillitis). This medication fights against the bacteria present in the body.  

When should Cefadroxil not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Cefadroxil?

The recommended adult dose is 1 or 2 grams daily as a single dose or in two divided doses. The recommended dose for children is 30 mg/kg/day as a single dose or two divided doses.

How should Cefadroxil be taken?

It comes as a tablet, capsule and liquid to take by mouth with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cefadroxil?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, colitis, or stomach problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Patient may experience diarrhea, blood in stools or stomach pain; if it so consult with your doctor.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Cefadroxil?

   Most Common : Diarrhea, blood in stools, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and rash.
   Allergic reactions : Itching, hives, difficulty in breathing or swallowing and wheezing.
   Miscellaneous : Unusual bleeding or bruising, sore throat and vaginal infections.

What are the other precautions for Cefadroxil?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Cefadroxil?

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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