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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
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
YES, IT CAN IRRITATE: Your stomach.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the difference between keflex & duricef? I was given cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI & had reaction & now given keflex. Never took it before, but i've taken duricef & was fine. Are duricef & keflex similar?
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
I was prescribed duricef (cefadroxil), (cefadroxil) twice a day, 500 mg, for a possible eye infection. Can I have alcohol with duricef (cefadroxil)? Many sites show it is fine. Thank you
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
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
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
Had 2 deep fillings done.Hours later feeling feverish &sore throat.Next morning positive for strept & started duricef (cefadroxil). Do i need to worry that strept entered bloodstream @dentist? (i have slight mvp)
Yes: Yes it is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: There does not appear to be a contraindication which is related to this particular medication. Alcohol in the blood stream has some negative effects on white blood cell actions, and if you are being treated for infection, theoretically it is not a good idea to inhibit WBC activities (but this is probably inconsequential). ...Read more
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
I'm quitting antibiotic cefadroxil 2 day early from a cold which prob was virus. Too many side effects and no help. Am I creating superbugs?
Depends: If you take any medication that is giving you a lot of side effects, even if it is helping, you should stop the medication and report the side effects and that you have stopped the medication immediately to your MD. As to stopping an antibiotic early, usually if you take for at least 5 days, you will probably not be creating super bugs. Don't forget to tell your MD you stopped the med and why. ...Read more
I have 5days left Armpit beansize abscess, then today started appearing under right armpit
started today to take cefadroxil monohydrate 1g.any advice?
Armpit boils: Sometimes a doctor can help things along by making a small incision in these abscesses. This helps in the treatment by getting the pus out, AND it is helpful in order to figure out 'what' bacteria are causing the problem - I suspect 'Staph' since they commonly cause localized skin abscesses. Then, once you have a culture, the best choice of an antibiotic can be made. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Son vaccintated for pertussis 10rs ago Got strep, took Cefadroxil & steroids, then diagnosed w/ Pertussis. Is he contagious. Does he need new Anti-B?
Probably yes, but...: ...there are differences in the kinds of bacteria best treated with these two antibiotics. If you are having stomach problems with doxycycline and your doctor has prescribed cefadroxil instead, go ahead -- it should be easier on your stomach. But don't make the change on your own, only with your doctor's advice. In the meantime, you can lessen doxy's effect on the stomach by taking it with food. ...Read more