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    Cefadroxil

    Information about Cefadroxil

    Cefadroxil uses

    Cefadroxil is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How cefadroxil works

    Cefadroxil is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

    Common side effects of cefadroxil

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Cefadroxil

    • ₹13 to ₹41
      Lupin Ltd
      8 variant(s)
    • ₹13 to ₹41
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      7 variant(s)
    • ₹13 to ₹41
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      8 variant(s)
    • ₹13 to ₹58
      Indoco Remedies Ltd
      12 variant(s)
    • ₹13 to ₹40
      Cipla Ltd
      6 variant(s)
    • ₹19 to ₹40
      Micro Labs Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹15 to ₹29
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹19 to ₹46
      Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹11 to ₹45
      Leben Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹12 to ₹45
      Synchem Lab
      6 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cefadroxil

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
    • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Cefadroxil immediately and consult your doctor.
    • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
    • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Cefadroxil

    Cefadroxil

    Q. Does cefadroxil, or Odoxil contain sulfa or a form of penicillin drug?
    No, they do not contain sulfa or not a penicillin drug. They are cephalosporin antibiotics
    Q. Can I take Cefadroxil for strep throat; bronchitis, sinus infection, tooth infection, yeast infection, or acne?
    Yes, you can take Cefadroxil in strep throat; bronchitis, sinus infection, tooth infection, or acne but you cannot take it for yeast infection. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug
    Q. Can I take cefadroxil with Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Tylenol (paracetamol), ibuprofen, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
    Cefuroxime is not reported to interact with Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Tylenol (paracetamol), ibuprofen, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use
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    Q. Does Cefadroxil cause constipation or yeast infections?
    Cefadroxil may cause yeast infections, but it is not known to cause constipation
    Q. Is Cefadroxil safe?
    Cefadroxil is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
    Q. Does Cefadroxil need to be refrigerated?
    Cefadroxil needs to be stored at 20° to 25°C.

    Content on this page was last updated on 23 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)