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Sumacef, 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. Sumacef can be used as an antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures. Sumacef 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 healthcare professional 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 healthcare professional, because these conditions require a different dosage and close monitoring while taking this medication.

Additionally, patients need to tell their healthcare professional if they have diabetes. Since Sumacef 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 healthcare professional know if the patient is pregnant or plans to become pregnant during the course of treatment.

Your healthcare professional 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 Sumacef and some products may lessen the medication's healing effect.

Sumacef 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 healthcare professional if they are breastfeeding before taking Sumacef.

Symptoms of an infection often clear before the bacteria are all gone. Due to this, Sumacef 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 healthcare professional and refrain from taking any medication for the diarrhea unless told by a healthcare professional 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, seek emergency medical attention immediately.

In some cases, the patient will experience extreme blistering and peeling, a red 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 your healthcare professional as soon as possible.

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

Sumacef has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of sumacef


• Molecular formula of sumacef 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
Sumacef available : 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets

Generic name: Cefadroxil

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

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