Cephos review

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

Distributed under the name, Duricef, Cephos is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate infections. It is not effective against viral infections including colds or the flu. Cephos can be used as an antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures.

Cephos acts via fast absorption in the gastrointestinal tract, even when taken with food. It travels through the body to seek out traces of bacterial infection.

Prior to taking this medicament, 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 should tell their physician. These conditions require a different dosage and monitoring while taking this medicament.

Patients need to tell their physician if they have diabetes. Cephos in liquid form (suspension) contains sucrose, which aggravates diabetes. Although this medicament 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 medicaments, including vitamin and herbal products, as these may have adverse results when taken with Cephos. Some products may even lessen the medicament's healing effect.

Cephos 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 Cephos use.

Symptoms of an infection usually clear before the bacteria is completely eradicated. Cephos 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 diarrhea, which is often a sign of a new infection. However, if the diarrhea is exceptionally watery or contains blood, patients should call their physician and refrain from taking any medicament for the diarrhea unless told by a physician to do so.

Other known side effects of Cephos include an upset stomach, mild wamble, arthralgia, and vaginal itching or discharge. If the medicament 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, Cephos can cause extreme blistering and peeling, a red skin rash, fever 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.

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

Cephos has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cephos

• Molecular formula of cephos 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
Cephos available : 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets

Generic name: Cefadroxil

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

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