Cefadroxil is a broad spectrum antibiotics belonging to the class of cephalosporins. Cephalosporins are one of the major classes and sub group of beta lactam antibiotics derived from fungus Acremonium or cephalosporium. Cefadroxil belongs to the first generation cephalosporins and has a broad antimicrobial spectrum against gram positive and gram negative microorganisms. When applied topically, it is active against various bacterial pathogens mentioned below:
- Escherichia coli
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Streptococcus pneumonia
- Streptococcus(viridans group)
- Haemophilus influenza
- Klebsiella species and Enterobacter species
It is available in the two dosage forms i.e. oral tablets and dispersible tablets on our website. Dispersible tablets are those which get dissolved in water and are easier to produce with minimal cost.
The ailments it is used for:
Cefadroxil is an antibiotic that helps in relieving bacteria induced infections. It is indicated in the following conditions:
- Skin infections
- Strep throat
- Urinary tract infections
Understanding the drug Cefadroxil:
How it works?
Cefadroxil is a beta lactam antibiotic and acts on specific penicillin binding protein and stops the formation of bacterial cell wall. It interferes with the later stages of bacterial cell wall, and disrupts the cross linking of the peptidoglycan structure. It has active role in the activation of bacterial cell autolysin process contributing bacterial cell lysis.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Cefadroxil if you:
- Are allergic to Cefadroxil
- Breastfeeding a child
- Are pregnant or planning pregnancy
- Are suffering from glaucoma
- Have colitis
- Are having diabetes
- Have history of dry eye problems
How much to take?
You should consume Cefadroxil as prescribed by your doctor. Do not consume it in smaller or higher quantities for a longer period of time than prescribed. It is up to doctor as he knows your complete health status. So, doctor will prescribe the best therapeutic dose depending upon your condition. The usual starting dose is 125 mg and can be increased or decreased depending upon the patient’s condition and demand. Take the medicine as instructed by the doctor.
What are the strengths available?
Cefadroxil is available in the following strength preparation on our website:
- Cefadur DT 125 mg
- Cefadur DT 250 mg
- Cefadur 500 mg
Who is the manufacturer?
Cefadur DT and Cefadur are manufactured by Cipla Pharmaceuticals private limited, a well known pharmaceutical company and are available in the packs of 30, 60 and 90 tablets.
How to take it?
Tablets are meant to be taken with full glass of water. Swallow the oral tablets don’t crush or chew it. Dispersible tablets can be taken after melting with warm water or in other fluid.
When to take?
Cefadroxil tablets can be taken with or without meal as prescribed by the doctor. If causes stomach disturbances, then one can prefer taking it with before or after meal. Doctor will decide and prescribe you the best therapeutic dose. Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.
For how long should it be taken?
Continue to take the drug for as long as the doctor recommends. Complete full length of course religiously. Failure to complete the full dosage might result in a recurrence of the infection.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
Excess ingestion of the drug can cause toxicity. Consult your doctor if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms.
What if you miss the dose?
In case you forget to take the dose, skip the dose and take the next dose on the scheduled time and continue following it. Do not double up the dose to catch up with the missed one.
What are the side effects?
Every drug has some side effects some may experience or some may not. The side effects are different for each patient and depend upon the general health, disease state, age, weight and gender. Cefadroxil tablets show some common and serious side effects that are listed below:
- Stomach disturbances
- Stiffness of joints and muscles
- Vaginal discharge
- Mild Itching
- Skin rashes
- Swollen glands
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Fever, chills and hives
- Painful mouth and sores
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
Are there any possible drug interactions?
It is important to have knowledge of the other drugs that may interact with the Cefadroxil tablets and has an ability to affect the activity of the concerned drug. One should talk to doctor and discuss everything about the other medicines that include nutrition supplements. Doctor will give you the list of the drugs that may interact with Cefadroxil tablets.
What are the things to be taken care of?
- Always take the medicine as per prescription
- Don’t use the expired medicine
- Don’t share your medicine with anyone even if you find same signs and symptoms
- Elderly people may be sensitive to this drug as kidney function decreases with age and this drug is excreted by kidneys only
- Cefadroxil stops the working of oral typhoid vaccine so avoid taking both the drugs together
- Always store the tablets in a cool and dark place