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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Duricef (Overview)

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


Dr. Sewa Legha
32 doctors shared insights

Duricef (Overview)

Duricef 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

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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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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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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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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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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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If I have strep throat, will duricef (cefadroxil) treat this?

If I have strep throat, will duricef (cefadroxil) treat this?

Yes: Duricef (cefadroxil) is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as skin, throat, and urinary tract infections. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. It is very effective against strep throat. ...Read more

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If I have strep throat, will duricef (cefadroxil) take care of it?

If I have strep throat, will duricef (cefadroxil) take care of it?

Yes: Duricef (cefadroxil) is about three times more effective --three times less ikely to fail --in eradicating strep than penicillin. This conclusion is based ona meta-analysis of 35 trials reportedby drs. Janet r. Casey and michael e. Pichichero from the university of rochester. (found this info on search for duricef). You are well covered. ...Read more

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Is dry mouth and urinating a lot a side effect of Duricef (cefadroxil)?

Is dry mouth and urinating a lot a side effect of Duricef (cefadroxil)?

Dry mouth: Any unusual side effects you notice should be reported to your doctor. While Duricef is noted to potentially cause an unpleasant taste in your mouth, Effexor (venlafaxine) is known to sometimes cause dry mouth. While you can read about all of the known side effects of a drug and discuss them with your doctor and pharmacist, not all side effects are listed. Other medicines you take may have these side effects. ...Read more

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Caught cellulitis the day I was finishing antibiotics for strep! Day5 of Duricef, (cefadroxil) have runny nose, low fever&chills. Could it be caused by cellulitis?

Caught cellulitis the day I was finishing antibiotics for strep! Day5 of Duricef, (cefadroxil) have runny nose, low fever&chills. Could it be caused by cellulitis?

Details: You don't "catch" cellulitis. Runny nose + low fever = virus, not related to antibiotic. Does "strep" mean strep throat? You have not described "cellulitis". This is not a stand-alone diagnosis. Exactly where and exactly what symptoms? 90% of "cellulitis" diagnoses by non-dermatologists are wrong. Most cellulitis is caused by staph sensitive to Duricef (cefadroxil). Question this diagnosis and consider another ...Read more

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Clinda 300mg tid x10 ordered for strep throat due to pcn, amx, azn, duricef, and doxy allergy. Abd pain/diarrhea since day 2 (day 6 now), ok to stop?

Clinda 300mg tid x10 ordered for strep throat due to pcn, amx, azn, duricef, and doxy allergy. Abd pain/diarrhea since day 2 (day 6 now), ok to stop?

Well: You need to contact your prescribing doctor and tell him your issue. You must also eradicate the strep so better let doctor know the problem ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Cefadroxil (Definition)

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