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Dr. James Dukelow
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Cefadroxil (Definition)

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

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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)

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)

Vague: I would assume that getting the deep fillings and the symptoms of the strep are unrelated, but I would see a dr. To deal with what you have presently. Really hard to say. ...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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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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Is it good to use cefadroxil for acne?

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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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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Can you drink alcohol while on cefadroxil (antibiotics)?

Can you drink alcohol while on cefadroxil (antibiotics)?

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

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Is cefadroxil monohydrate easier on the stomach than doxycycline?

Is cefadroxil monohydrate easier on the stomach than doxycycline?

Probably: It probably is if Doxycycline already bothered you. But if you have not tried doxycycline, stomach upset is not common. ...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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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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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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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?

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

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I have 5days left Armpit beansize abscess, then today started appearing under right armpit started today to take cefadroxil monohydrate 1g.any advice?

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

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Can you drink alcohol (beer) while on cefadroxil IP 500 mg (antibiotics)?

Can you drink alcohol (beer) while on cefadroxil IP 500 mg (antibiotics)?

No problem: Alcohol in moderation has no effect on this or any other antibiotic. But don't overdo it; heavy alcohol use can impair the body's ability to fight infections. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is cefadroxil monohydrate easier on your stomach than doxycycline?

I wanted to know is cefadroxil monohydrate easier on your stomach than doxycycline?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Duricef (Definition)

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