Cefadroxil is an antibiotic drug to treat various bacterial infections such as:
Not only that, cefadroxil is a drug that is usually used before dental procedures in patients with artificial heart valves to prevent serious infections of the heart lining (bacterial endocarditis).
Cefadroxil is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Cefadroxil is a drug that works by stopping bacterial growth. Cefadroxil antibiotics only treat bacterial infections and cannot be used for viral infections such as common cold or flu. Excessive or unnecessary use of cefadroxil antibiotics will reduce its effectiveness and build immunity to the antibiotic. So, use cefdroxil antibiotics only by doctor's advice.
Cefadroxil is a drug that works by inhibiting the formation of proteins that form bacterial cell walls. This drug will damage the bonds that hold the bacterial cell wall to kill bacteria that cause disease. The mechanism of action makes cefadroxil a drug that has a broad spectrum to kill various kinds of bacteria, both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Cefadraxil medication taken orally. To make sure the bacteria that causes the infection is susceptible to this drug, your doctor may take blood, urine, or tissue samples from your throat or skin.
Cefadroxil is a strong drug that must be prescribed by a doctor. Therefore, always follow the rules given by your doctor or pharmacist before starting taking cefadroxil antibiotics. Always read the drug guidelines listed on the packaging label or Patient Information Brochure provided by the pharmacy, if any, before you get this drug or every time you buy it again. If you have questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
In general, some rules that you should know before taking cefadroxil antibiotics are:
For this drug to work optimally, you must first understand its storage rules. Here are some guidelines for storing cefadroxil antibiotics that you should know about:
If necessary, consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company about how to safely dispose of your product. Not all drugs have the same storage method as this drug. Other brands of this drug may have different storage rules.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment.
For skin infections, pharyngitis due to streptococcus, tonsillitis, and urinary tract infections
For skin infections, pharyngitis due to streptococcus, tonsillitis, and urinary tract infections in children aged 6 years or older weighing <40 kg
At pharmacies, the drug cefadroxil is available in tablet form for adults and syrup for children. Each of them has a composition on a tablet of cefadroxil 500 mg and cefadroxil 1 gram. As for cefadroxil syrup is available in cefadroxil 125 mg for every 5 ml
Cefadroxil a drug that can give side effects. Even so, these side effects are generally mild, such as:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience side effects of cefadroxil antibiotics that are classified as serious, such as:
Not everyone experiences the above side effects. There may be some side effects not mentioned above. If you have concerns about certain side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this drug if you are allergic to cefadroxil antibiotics or to other cephalosporin antibiotics such as:
Before using this medicine tell your doctor if you have an allergy to any medication (especially penicillin), or if you have:
If you have the above conditions, you must adjust the dose or perform special tests to take this drug safely.
This drug contains sucrose suspension. Discuss with your doctor before using this drug in suspension if you have diabetes.
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other drugs may be safe to use in pregnancy or breastfeeding because the benefits to the mother and baby outweigh the risks.
There is no adequate research on whether cefadroxil antibiotics are safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Always consult your doctor to consider the potential benefits and risks before using this medicine. This drug is included in the risk of pregnancy category B (not at risk in some studies) according to the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).
The following are references to pregnancy risk categories according to the FDA:
However, based on existing studies, the use of antibiotics cefadroxil in trimester 3 pregnancy does not cause a bad effect on pregnancy. Even so, experts agree to avoid using this drug during the first trimester of pregnancy. Seek medical advice from your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
While in nursing mothers, this drug can enter breast milk. However, these effects do not affect your baby if you take these drugs according to the dosage and rules recommended by your doctor. Seek medical advice from your doctor before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
In essence, do not forget to always consult a doctor first before taking antibiotics cefadroxil if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or even breastfeeding.
Although certain drugs are not recommended for use together, in other cases two different drugs can be used together although drug interactions may occur. In cases like this, your doctor may change the dosage, or other precautions that need to be taken. Notify your health care provider if you use other prescription or non-prescription drugs.
It should be understood that several types of drugs can interact with this antibiotic in two ways, namely:
The use of this drug with the drugs attached below is generally not recommended, but may be needed in some cases. If the two drugs are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dosage or how often one drug is used.
Certain medicines should not be used when eating or when eating certain foods because drug interactions can occur. Consuming alcohol or tobacco with certain drugs can also cause interactions to occur. Discuss your use of drugs with food, alcohol, or tobacco with your health care provider.
Other health problems can affect the use of this drug. Let your doctor know if you have other health problems, specifically:
If you develop symptoms of an overdose like the symptoms of excessive side effects, seek medical help immediately. In case of emergency or overdose, contact your local emergency services provider (118/119) or immediately to the nearest hospital emergency department.
If you forget one dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. But when it is nearing the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the usual dosage schedule. In essence you are not recommended to double the dose if you forget to take this medicine.
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