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Cefadroxil
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Drug Name:

Cefadroxil Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Cefadroxil 500mg; caps.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Cefadroxil:

Susceptible urinary tract, skin and skin structure infections, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, impetigo.

Adult:

Uncomplicated UTI: 1–2g once daily or in 2 divided doses. Complicated UTI: 2g/day in 2 divided doses. Skin and skin structure infections: 1g once daily or in 2 divided doses. Pharyngitis/tonsillitis: 1g once daily or in 2 divided doses for 10 days. Renal dysfunction (CrCl <50mL/min): 1g loading dose, then 500mg at increased dosing intervals (see literature). Continue for 3 days after symptoms improve.

Children:

UTI, skin and skin structure infections: 30mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses every 12 hours. Pharyngitis/tonsillitis, impetigo: 30mg/kg once daily or in 2 divided doses for 10 days. Renal dysfunction: reduce dose (see literature). Continue for 3 days after symptoms improve.

Warnings/Precautions:

Penicillin or other allergy. Discontinue if colitis occurs and treat. Impaired renal function (CrCl <50mL/min). GI disease (esp. colitis). Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Potentiated by probenecid. May cause false (+) Clinitest or Coomb's test.

See Also:

Cefadroxil Tablets

Cefadroxil Suspension

Pharmacological Class:

Cephalosporin.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, anaphylaxis, rash; blood dyscrasias (rare).

Note:

Formerly known under the brand names Duricef, Ultracef.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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