Duracef review

Duracef, 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.

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

Duracef 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 medication, patients should tell 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 medication.

Patients need to tell their physician if they have diabetes. Duracef in liquid form (suspension) contains sucrose, which aggravates diabetes. Although this medication is not 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 tell their physician of any prescription or over-the-counter medicaments, including vitamin and herbal products. These may have negative results when taken with Duracef. Some products may lessen the medication's healing effect.

Duracef is known 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 Duracef.

Symptoms of an infection usually clear before the bacteria are eradicated. Duracef should be taken for the prescribed length of time 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 medication for the diarrhea unless told by a physician to do so.

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

In some cases, Duracef can cause extreme blistering and peeling, a red skin rash, pyrexia and chills, throat soreness and flu symptoms, unexplained bleeding or bruising, nausea 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.

Duracef 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. Duracef should be taken at regular intervals during the prescribed period of time for the best results.

Duracef has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of duracef

• Molecular formula of duracef 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
Duracef available : 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets

Generic name: Cefadroxil

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

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