Oracefal review

Oracefal, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, is effective 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 from mild to moderate. It is not effective against viral infections including colds or the flu. Oracefal can be used as an antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures. Oracefal acts via quick absorption in the gastrointestinal tract, even when taken with food. It travels through the body to seek out traces of bacterial infection and attack them.

Patients should tell their physician if they are allergic to penicillin or other types of antibiotics prior to taking this medicament. Patients with a history of kidney disease, or any stomach or gastrointestinal tract disorder like colitis should tell their physician, because these conditions require a different dosage and close monitoring while taking this medicament.

Additionally, patients need to tell their physician if they have diabetes. Since Oracefal in liquid form (suspension) contains sucrose, it would not be the ideal medicament for a patient with diabetes. Although this medicament 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 Oracefal. Some products may lessen the medicament's healing effect.

Oracefal 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 Oracefal.

Symptoms of an infection usually clear before the bacteria are eradicated. Oracefal should be taken for the prescribed length of time to prevent a recurrence of the same infection in the future.

Antibiotics may cause diarrhea, which is often a sign of a new infection. 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 include an upset stomach, mild nausea, arthralgia, and vaginal itching or discharge. If the medicament causes hives, breathing difficulties or skin edema of the face and mouth area, emergency medical attention should be sought immediately.

In some cases, the patient will experience extreme blistering and peeling, a red skin rash, fever 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 need to be reported to the physician as soon as possible.

Oracefal is 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 proper dose. Oracefal should be taken at regular intervals over the prescribed period of time for the best results.

Oracefal has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of oracefal

• Molecular formula of oracefal 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
Oracefal available : 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets

Generic name: Cefadroxil

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

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