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    Cefadroxil

    Information about Cefadroxil

    Cefadroxil uses

    Cefadroxil is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
    It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

    How cefadroxil works

    Cefadroxil is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.

    Common side effects of cefadroxil

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

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    Expert advice for Cefadroxil

    • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
    • Discontinue Cefadroxil and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling in face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
    • If you're on blood thinners, Cefadroxil can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.

    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 02 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)