Cefadroxil Generic

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    Generic for Duricef
    30 capsules $11.7 USD
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Do you need a prescription for cefadroxil?

Yes, cefadroxil is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is cefadroxil without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase cefadroxil, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for cefadroxil in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a cefadroxil savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your cefadroxil with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a cefadroxil coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide cefadroxil coupons or FREE cefadroxil samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for cefadroxil in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much cefadroxil?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using cefadroxil. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much cefadroxil. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic cefadroxil?

Generic cefadroxil refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of cefadroxil

Cefadroxil is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of various bacterial infections.

Active ingredient of cefadroxil

The active ingredient of cefadroxil is cefadroxil monohydrate.

US brand name of cefadroxil and manufacturer

Cefadroxil is available in the US under various brand names, including Duricef. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

UK brand name of cefadroxil and manufacturer

In the UK, cefadroxil is available under various brand names, including cefadroxil. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for cefadroxil

A prescription (Rx) is required for cefadroxil in both the US and the UK.

Availability of cefadroxil in the UK with NHS prescription

Cefadroxil is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by cefadroxil

Cefadroxil is a first-generation cephalosporin antibacterial, used for the treatment of various bacterial infections, such as Streptococcus pyogenes (group A beta-hemolytic streptococci), and Klebsiella, which cause strep throat (sore throat) or streptococcal tonsillitis, urinary tract infections, skin structure infections, and reproductive tract infections.

How does cefadroxil work?

Cefadroxil belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and killing them, thereby treating the infection.

Forms of cefadroxil available

Cefadroxil is available in various forms, including oral capsules and oral suspension.

Dosage of cefadroxil

The dosage of cefadroxil may vary depending on the specific infection being treated, the severity of the infection, and other individual factors. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions and medical advice provided by the healthcare professional.

Directions for cefadroxil use

Cefadroxil should be taken as directed by the healthcare provider. The specific instructions may include the timing of administration, duration of treatment, and any necessary precautions.

Warnings and contraindications for cefadroxil

  • Tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to cefadroxil, penicillins or cephalosporins before starting treatment with cefadroxil
  • Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, or colitis
  • Cefadroxil passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding
  • It is important to complete the full course of treatment prescribed by the healthcare provider, even if the symptoms improve, to ensure the infection is fully treated

Possible side effects of cefadroxil

In clinical trials common side effects of cefadroxil may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, abdominal pain, and rash. Get medical help right away if you have an allergic reaction to this medication. Symptoms may include hives, trouble breathing, skin rash, blistering, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Interactions with other drugs

Cefadroxil may interact with other medications, such as birth control pills or probenecid. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, nonprescription medication, multivitamins, and supplements you are taking, to avoid potential drug interactions and adverse effects.

Similar drugs to cefadroxil

Other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as cephalexin and cefalexin, may be used as alternatives to cefadroxil for the treatment of bacterial infections.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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