Cefadin review

Penicillin is one of the most important discoveries in medicine. Since its discovery, variations of the medicament have been developed retaining only its antibiotic properties but of different ingredients. Cefadin is one of the derivatives of Penicillin, a member of the cephalosporin group of antibiotics, and is used to treat mild bacterial infections that occur in the ear, skin, throat, lung, and the urinary tract.

Cefadin is a low dose medicine that is often used as a follow-up for a stronger dosage of cephalosporin. It is also used on its own to treat mild versions of respiratory tract and skin infections. Cefadin may be inconvenient to take because it acts on a short-term basis and regular dosages are scheduled more frequently than other stronger cephalosporin antibiotics. However, Cefadin can be used for an extended period of time. The side effects of this medicament are milder compared to other antibiotics.

Talk to your physician about the conditions that you need treated. Your physician should know your detailed medical history. They will want to know if you are allergic to a cephalosporin type of antibiotic or not. Your physician will also need to know if you have an existing or history of liver disease, kidney ailment, stomach disorders, or diabetes. Undernourished and pregnant patients will need to be watched closely during treatment. Any of these mentioned conditions makes you a possible candidate for an adjusted dosage or a different medicament altogether. Patients with delicate conditions will be carefully monitored during treatment. Certain medicaments may act differently when taken with Cefadin. If you have been taking warfarin, meftormin, or probenecid prior to Cefadin, tell your physician.

Cefadin is to be taken as prescribed and is available in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. You need to take a specific amount for a specific period of time. Do not stop using the medicine before the determined period is over just because your symptoms are no longer present. Often, symptoms disappear before the bacteria are killed. Do not use Cefadin for longer than required. If you still have a need for the medicament, go back to your physician. Cefadin is not designed to fight viral infections like the common cold or flu. Other medicaments are used for that.

Known side effects include diarrhea, convulsions, fever, headache, acute pharyngitis, weakness, and urinating less than usual. These are common reactions to the medicament. However, if you experience vomiting, extreme stomach pains, and urinating with blood, call your physician immediately. These are signs that tell you the medicament is not working properly.

Cefadin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cefadin

• Molecular formula of cefadin is C16H17N3O4S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 8-(2-amino-2-phenyl-acetyl)amino-4-methyl-7-oxo-2-thia-6-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct- 4-ene-5-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 347.39 g/mol
Cefadin available : 250mg capsules, 500mg capsules, 125mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 125mg/5ml suspension 200ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 200ml bottle, 250mg tablets

Generic name: Cephalexin

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