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Ultracef

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Ultracef, 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. Ultracef can be used as an antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures. Ultracef 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 medicament. Patients with a history of kidney illness, or any stomach or gastrointestinal tract disorder like colitis should tell their healthcare professional, because these conditions require a different dose and close monitoring while taking this medicament.

Additionally, patients need to tell their healthcare professional if they have diabetes. Since Ultracef 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 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 may have negative interactions when taken with Ultracef and some may lessen the medicament's healing effects.

Ultracef is known by its fast absorbing action. Because of this, it may pass through breast milk, causing harm to nursing infants. Patients must tell their healthcare professional if they are breastfeeding before taking Ultracef.

Symptoms of an infection often clear before the bacteria are all gone. Due to this, Ultracef should be taken for the prescribed length of time to prevent a recurrence of the 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 medicament unless told by a healthcare professional to do so.

Other side effects include an upset stomach, mild wamble, arthralgia, and vaginal itching or discharge. If the medicament 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 skin rash, pyrexia 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 need to be reported to your healthcare professional as soon as possible.

Ultracef needs to be taken as prescribed, usually with a full glass of water or milk. The liquid should be measured with a measuring spoon or cup to ensure the proper dose. Ultracef also needs to be taken at regular intervals over the prescribed period of time for the best results.

Ultracef has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of ultracef


• Molecular formula of ultracef 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
Ultracef available : 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets

Generic name: Cefadroxil

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

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