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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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. James Dukelow
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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Dr. Austina Cho
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Duricef (Definition)

Duricef is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more