Cefradroxil review

Cefradroxil, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, acts against an extensive variety of bacteria, including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It belongs to a group of medications called cephalosporin antibiotics, used to treat many different types of bacterial infections.

Distributed under the brand name, Duricef, Cefradroxil is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate infections. It is not effective against viral infections like colds or the flu. Cefradroxil is also used as an antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures.

Cefradroxil acts via fast absorption in the gastrointestinal tract, even when taken with food. It travels through the body's tissues and fluids to seek out traces of bacterial infection.

Before taking this medication, patients should inform their physician if they are allergic to penicillin or other types of antibiotics. If patients have a history of kidney disease, or any stomach or gastrointestinal tract disorder like colitis, they are advised to tell their physician. These conditions preclude the use of Cefradroxil or require a different dosage and monitoring while taking this medication.

Patients need to inform their physician if they have diabetes. Cefradroxil in liquid form (suspension) contains sucrose, which may aggravate diabetes. Although this medication is not considered harmful to unborn babies, it is still important to let the physician know if the patient is pregnant or plans to become pregnant during the course of treatment.

Patients should inform their physician of any prescription or over-the-counter medications, including vitamin and herbal products, as these may have adverse results when taken with Cefradroxil. Some products may even lessen the medication's healing effect.

Cefradroxil is characterized by its fast absorbing action and may affect breast milk, causing harm to nursing infants. Patients should tell their physician if they are breastfeeding before starting Cefradroxil use.

Symptoms of an infection usually clear before the bacteria is completely eradicated. Cefradroxil should be taken for the prescribed length of time ordered by the physician to prevent a recurrence of the same infection in the future.

Antibiotics can cause diarrhoea, which is often a sign of a new infection. However, if the diarrhoea is exceptionally watery or contains blood, patients should call their physician and refrain from taking any medication for the diarrhoea unless told by a physician to do so.

Other known side effects of Cefradroxil include an upset stomach, mild wamble, joint pain, and vaginal itching or discharge. If the medication causes the patient to break out in hives, have breathing difficulties or results in swelling of the face and mouth area, emergency medical attention should be sought immediately.

In some cases, Cefradroxil can cause extreme blistering and peeling, a red skin rash, pyrexia and chills, throat soreness and flu symptoms, unexplained bleeding or bruising, wamble and loss of appetite, jaundice, dark urine and grey-colored stools, and even seizures. These side effects are serious and should be reported to the physician as soon as possible.

Cefradroxil is to be taken as prescribed, usually with a full glass of water or milk. The liquid form of the medication should be measured with a measuring spoon or cup to ensure the correct dose. Cefradroxil should be taken at regular intervals during the prescribed period of time for the best results.

Cefradroxil has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cefradroxil

• Molecular formula of cefradroxil is C16H17N3O5S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 7-[[2-amino-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetyl]amino]-3-methyl-8-oxo- 5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 363.3883 g/mol
Cefradroxil available : 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets

Generic name: Cefadroxil

Brand name(s): Baxan, Bidocef, Cefa-Drops, Cefamox, Cephos, Duracef, Kefroxil, Oracefal, Sedral, Sumacef, Ultracef

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