Cefadroxil is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics, long-acting, broad-spectrum, water-soluble, cephalexin derivative. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.
Cefadroxil is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria and for the treatment of the following infections (skin, UTI, ENT) caused by; S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, staphylococci, S. pyogenes (group A beta-hemolytic streptococci), E. coli, P. mirabilis, Klebsiella sp, coagulase-negative staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes
Cefadroxil may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Cefadroxil, a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, is used to treat urinary tract infections, skin and skin structure infections, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis.
Associated Conditions: Bacterial Infections, Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal prosthetic device, implant, and graft, Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Bacterial Infections, Streptococcal Pharyngitis, Streptococcal tonsillitis, Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).
Like all beta-lactam antibiotics, cefadroxil binds to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located inside the bacterial cell wall, causing the inhibition of the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis.
Cell lysis is then mediated by bacterial cell wall autolytic enzymes such as autolysins; it is possible that cefadroxil interferes with an autolysin inhibitor.
Absorption: Cefadroxil is well absorbed on oral administration; food does not interfere with its absorption.
Route of elimination: Over 90% of the drug is excreted unchanged in the urine within 24 hours. It crosses the placenta and appears in breast milk.
Half life: 1.5 hours
Affected organisms: Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.Some medical conditions may interact with Cefadroxil.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions.
Common side effects may include: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, mild diarrhea, stiff or tight muscles, joint pain, feeling restless or hyperactive, unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth, mild itching or skin rash or vaginal itching or discharge.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.