Cefadina review

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

Cefadina is a low dose medicine often used as a follow-up for a stronger dosage of cephalosporin. It is also used alone to treat mild versions of respiratory tract and skin infections. Cefadina 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, Cefadina can be used for an extended period of time. The side effects of this medication are milder compared to other antibiotics.

Talk to your healthcare professional about the conditions that you need treated. Your healthcare professional should know your detailed medical history. They will want to know if you are allergic to a cephalosporin type of antibiotic or not. Your healthcare professional 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 medication altogether. Patients with delicate conditions will be carefully monitored during treatment. Certain medications may act differently when taken with Cefadina. If you have been taking warfarin, meftormin, or probenecid prior to Cefadina, tell your healthcare professional.

Cefadina 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 Cefadina for longer than required. If you still have a need for the medication, go back to your healthcare professional. Cefadina is not designed to fight viral infections like the common cold or flu. Other medications are used for that.

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

Cefadina has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cefadina

• Molecular formula of cefadina 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
Cefadina 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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