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What is Cefadroxil used for?

Cefadroxil is prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, such as skin infections, urinary tract infections, nose infections, and strep throat. This medication is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic, which works by stopping the growth of bacteria in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Cefadroxil?

The dosage of Cefadroxil prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Cefadroxil can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Cefadroxil?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Cefadroxil medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Cefadroxil?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cefadroxil, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Cefadroxil?

  • Probenecid

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cefadroxil.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Cefadroxil, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Cefadroxil can interact with other antibiotics and birth control pills.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Cefadroxil?

Like other medicines, Cefadroxil can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Cefadroxil are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Cefadroxil cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Cefadroxil develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Cefadroxil can cause side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, and skin rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Cefadroxil.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Cefadroxil?

Is it possible for me to take Cefadroxil with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Cefadroxil?
What are the possible drug interactions of Cefadroxil?
How will Cefadroxil work in my body?
How should Cefadroxil be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Cefadroxil drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Cefadroxil, tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporins, or if you have bleeding problems, intestine problems, and kidney disease. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.


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