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Duricef Medication - Uses & Side Effects

CEFADROXIL (Duricef®) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It treats many kinds of infections including those of the skin, respiratory tract, sinuses, ears, and urinary tract.

Duricef Dosage

  • For the treatment of Urinary Tract Infections, the usual starting dosage for uncomplicated infections is a total of 1 to 2 grams per day in a single dose or 2 smaller doses.
  • For the treatment of Skin and Skin Structure Infections, the usual starting dose is a total of 1 gram per day in a single dose or 2 smaller doses.

Uses of Duricef

  • This medication is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Duricef

Before taken Duricef medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Duricef. Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Inflammation of the bowel
  • Nausea
  • Redness and swelling of skin
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Vaginal inflammation

Warnings and precautions before taking Duricef:

  • Before taking cefadroxil, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to it; or to penicillins or other cephalosporins; or if you have any other allergies.
  • Before using this medication, you should tell your doctor your medical history, especially if you have kidney disease, intestinal disease (colitis).

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Duricef with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Duricef with the following:

  • Probenecid (Benemid);
  • Loop diuretic (water pill) such as furosemide
  • Bumetanide (Bumex)
  • Torsemide (Demadex)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin);
  • Another antibiotic.

After taken Duricef if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Duricef overdose include

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps

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