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Learn more about DURICEF

What is DURICEF?

What is DURICEF?

DURICEF is the brand name of cefadroxil and is available as an oral capsule, tablet, and suspension.

What dosages is DURICEF available in?

What dosages is DURICEF available in?

DURICEF is available as a 500 mg oral capsule, 1 g oral tablet, as well as a 250 mg/5 ml and 500 mg/5 ml oral suspension.

What is DURICEF used for?

What is DURICEF used for?

DURICEF is a cephalosporin antibiotic and is used to treat urinary tract infections (bladder infections), skin infections, throat infections (strep throat), and tonsil infections (tonsillitis).

How does DURICEF work?

How does DURICEF work?

DURICEF is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering.

How do I take DURICEF?

How do I take DURICEF?

DURICEF is typically taken by mouth once daily or divided into 2 equal doses and taken two times a day. The specific dose will depend on the type and severity of infection that you have.

Is it safe for me to take DURICEF?

Is it safe for me to take DURICEF?

DURICEF is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a known allergy to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics.

DURICEF Common Side Effects

DURICEF Common Side Effects

Common side effects of DURICEF include:

  • Diarrhea
DURICEF Serious Side Effects

DURICEF Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with DURICEF. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe allergic reaction: itching or hives, swelling of your face or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Loose, watery stools (diarrhea), severe stomach pain or cramps, fever, nausea (these are signs of a serious C. difficile infection)
  • Severe skin reactions: painful rash that turn into blisters, skin peeling
  • Liver failure
  • Low blood platelets
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on DURICEF

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on DURICEF

  • There are no major drug interactions listed for DURICEF. However, you should always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking
Who makes DURICEF?

Who makes DURICEF?

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Is DURICEF safe in pregnancy?

Is DURICEF safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if DURICEF will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving DURICEF, talk to your healthcare provider.


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