Sedral review

Sedral, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, is effective against a 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 from mild to moderate. It is not effective against viral infections including colds or the flu. Sedral can be used as an antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures. Sedral 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 medication. 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 medication.

Additionally, patients need to tell their physician if they have diabetes. Since Sedral in liquid form (suspension) contains sucrose, it would not be the ideal medication for a patient with 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.

Your physician needs to know of any prescription or over-the-counter medications, including vitamin and herbal products that you are taking. Some of these may have negative interactions when taken with Sedral and some products may lessen the medication's healing effect.

Sedral is known by its fast absorbing action. Because of this, it may affect breast milk, causing harm to nursing infants. Patients need to tell their physician if they are breastfeeding before taking Sedral.

Symptoms of an infection often clear before the bacteria are all gone. Due to this, Sedral should be taken for the prescribed length of time to prevent a recurrence of the same infection in the future.

Antibiotics may cause diarrhea. 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 include an upset stomach, mild nausea, joint pain, and vaginal pruritus or discharge. If the medication 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.

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

Sedral has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of sedral

• Molecular formula of sedral 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
Sedral available : 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets

Generic name: Cefadroxil

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

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