Cefadroxil

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Cefadroxil (cefadroxil (cefadroxil hemihydrate) hemihydrate) , USP (hemihydrate) is a semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic intended for oral administration. It is white to off-white crystalline powder. It is slightly soluble in water and it is acid-stable. It is chemically designated as 5-Thia-1-azabicyclo [4.2.0] oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid, 7-[[amino (4-hydroxyphenyl) acetyl] amino]-3- methyl-8-oxo-, hemihydrate, [6R-[6?, 7? (R*)]]-. It has the formula C16H17N3O5S? H2O and the molecular weight of 372.39. It has the following structural formula:

cefadroxil (cefadroxil hemihydrate) structural formula illustration

Each film coated tablet for oral administration contains Cefadroxil (cefadroxil (cefadroxil hemihydrate) hemihydrate) hemihydrate equivalent to 1 gram cefadroxil (cefadroxil (cefadroxil hemihydrate) hemihydrate) . In addition, each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, monosodium citrate, polyethylene glycol, talc and titanium dioxide.

Each capsule for oral administration contains Cefadroxil (cefadroxil (cefadroxil hemihydrate) hemihydrate) hemihydrate equivalent to 500 mg cefadroxil (cefadroxil (cefadroxil hemihydrate) hemihydrate) . In addition, each capsule contains the following inactive ingredients: magnesium stearate and pregelatinized starch.

The capsule shell also contains D&C yellow no. 10, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C red no. 40, gelatin and titanium dioxide.

The imprinting ink also contains D&C yellow no. 10 aluminum lake, FD&C blue no. 1 aluminum lake, FD&C blue no. 2 aluminum lake, FD&C red no. 40 aluminum lake, pharmaceutical glaze, propylene glycol and synthetic black iron oxide.

What are the precautions when taking cefadroxil hemihydrate (Cefadroxil)?

Before taking cefadroxil, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to penicillins or other cephalosporins; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, intestinal disease (colitis).

Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be more sensitive to this drug.

This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

This medication passes into breast milk. While...

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SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, new signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat or fever), easy bruising/bleeding, change in the amount of urine, mental/mood changes (such as confusion).

This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have any of the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection (oral or vaginal fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge or other new symptoms.

A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking cefadroxil, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to penicillins or other cephalosporins; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, intestinal disease (colitis).

Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be more sensitive to this drug.

This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

This medication passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.



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