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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Cefadroxil (Overview)

Cefadroxil is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Extremely painful tonsils with white spots. Doctor prescribes anti-biotics (cefadroxil). What's wrong with me?

Extremely painful tonsils with white spots. Doctor prescribes anti-biotics (cefadroxil). What's wrong with me?

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis usually caused by bacteria that will respond to antibiotics. If not getting better soon can also have very large tonsils with mononucleosis. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
35 Doctors shared insights

Cefadroxil (Overview)

Cefadroxil is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is duricef (cefadroxil) effective for clearing up skin?

Is duricef (cefadroxil) effective for clearing up skin?

If it's an infection: Duricef (cefadroxil) is an antibiotic, and will treat an infection of the skin that is caused by a bacteria that is sensitive to duricef (cefadroxil). It will usually clear impetigo. Otherwise, no. ...Read more

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How long until cefadroxil (500mg) cures a nose ring infection?

How long until cefadroxil (500mg) cures a nose ring infection?

Nose infection: It depends on the infecting organism. Assuming that the organism is a bacterium that is sensitive to cefadroxil, then you will be improved within 24-48 hrs. Cure should take 7-10 days. Note, if infection persists or gets worse, it can potentially be very serious. The veins in trhe nose go directly to the brain! Infections need to be managed aggressively! ...Read more

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What are side effects of cefadroxil?

Cefadroxil: Cefadroxil is a cephalosporin type antibiotic. The most common side effects of the drug are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach, itchy rash, and elevation of one's liver function tests. ...Read more

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Is duricef (cefadroxil) effective for clearing up skin?

If it's an infection: Duricef (cefadroxil) is an antibiotic, and will treat an infection of the skin that is caused by a bacteria that is sensitive to duricef (cefadroxil). It will usually clear impetigo. Otherwise, no. ...Read more

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My husband is taking duricef (cefadroxil) for his shingles can it make you sick?

My husband is taking duricef (cefadroxil) for his shingles can it make you sick?

Duricef (cefadroxil): This oral cephalosporin antibiotic has no use or efficacy in treating shingles, although if he has secondary bacterial infection it may be useful. It can produce gastrointestinal side-effects including nausea. ...Read more

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What happens if u drink alcohol on cefadroxil?

What happens if u drink alcohol on cefadroxil?

Generally no problem: Small or even moderate amounts of alcohol should have minimal effect on Cefadroxil - a first generation cephalosporin. ...Read more

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Could I take duricef (cefadroxil) predinisone and vicodin together?

Could I take duricef (cefadroxil) predinisone and vicodin together?

Depends on what: You are on them for, and what the rest of your health history is like. The people that you should be asking questions about drugs THEY have prescribed to are the prescribing doctor/health professional, and/or the pharmacist who fills the prescription. There aren't any major drug interactions, but that doesn't mean this is safe for you, because you don't give any info about your health issues. ...Read more

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Tablet everyday after dinner. What are the side effects of cefadroxil?

Tablet everyday after dinner. What are the side effects of cefadroxil?

Generally safe: While Cefadroxil is generally safe and well tolerated, common side effects can include diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset, itching, rash. More serious side effects include swelling, colitis, and effects on the blood cells. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Duricef (cefadroxil) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Duricef (cefadroxil) allergy?

Duricef Allergy: Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies in reaction to allergens. Duricef is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic. "smptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing" REF:
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/cefadroxil-oral/article. Htm - ...Read more

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Is it good to use cefadroxil for acne?

CEFADROXIL ACNE: I believe that doxycycline, minocycline, and occasionally, other oral antibioics, work better. ...Read more

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Is cefadroxil (duricef) for acne or eczema?

Is cefadroxil (duricef) for acne or eczema?

Really neither: But if anything I would guess for infected eczema. It is way overkill for acne. ...Read more

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Can cefadroxil capsules help with acne?

Can cefadroxil capsules help with acne?

Yes but: It covers many othe body flora and is overkill for acne and not usually prescribed for that purpose. ...Read more

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Will cefadroxil, omeprazole, or diclofenac have any effect on the kidney?

Will cefadroxil, omeprazole, or diclofenac have any effect on the kidney?

See below: All 3 drugs can cause a allergic reaction in the kidneys, besides diclofenac can cause high pottassium levels. ...Read more

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