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Duricef Prescribing Information

This medication is also called by the name Cefadroxil. It is an antibiotic medication that helps in the treatment of infections that result from bacteria. It is also known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It curbs the growth of bacteria by attacking their formation of cell wall. This results to the death of these bacteria.

Uses of Duricef

There are several uses of this medication for treating infections caused by bacteria. They are:

  • Reproductive tract infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Skin infection
  • Streptococcal tonsillitis, also called strep throat
  • Renal impairment
  • Endocarditis

Side effects of Duricef

There might be some unnecessary occurrences caused because of the use of Duricef. The doctor must inform the patient regarding these unnecessary signs as it might affect the well-being of the patient concerned. Below the commonly occurring side effects are mentioned for better understanding.

Major side effects:

  • Chills
  • Presence of blood in stools or urine
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tarry, black stools
  • Dark-coloured urine
  • Hoarseness or cough
  • Loosening, peeling, or blistering of the skin
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Fever
  • Diarrhoea
  • Having difficulty while moving
  • Feeling uncomfortable
  • Redness or flushing of the skin
  • General feeling of weakness or tiredness
  • Joint inflammation
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain difficult or painful urination
  • Muscle stiffness or pain
  • Side or lower back pain
  • Light-coloured stools
  • Skin lesions, red in colour with a purple centre
  • Yellowish skin or eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Unusual warm skin
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Lymph nodes are swollen
  • Continuous stomach pain
  • Irritated, red eyes
  • Ulcers, white spots, or sores appearing on the mouth or lips

Minor side effects:

  • White coloured and thick vaginal discharge without odour or with slight odour
  • Skin turning red
  • Experience of pain while having sexual intercourse
  • Pain or itching near the genital area
  • Welts or hives
  • Stomach pain, upset, or discomfort
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Belching
  • Sour or acid stomach


There are certain conditions which if a patient may have, this medication should be avoided. Doctors must not prescribe this drug to them as it can be hazardous to their health. They can be:

  • Having allergy towards cephalosporins betalactams
  • Clostridium difficile colitis
  • Moderate or even mil kidney impairment

Duricef and Pregnancy

Research studies conducted by the Michigan Medicaid could not find many evidences on the correlation between Duricef and congenital effects. The FDA has assigned this particular drug to the pregnancy category B. This means, that other research studies on animal subjects as well were unable show any potential risks caused due to the usage of this medication. But, there has not been any controlled experimentation on human participants. This means that this medication should only be used if it is absolutely necessary.

Mode of Ingestion

Duricef or commonly called Cefadroxil is usually administered to patients through the mouth, orally. It is found in two forms; as capsules and oral suspensions.

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