Duricef (Cefadroxil 250 mg)
€39.80 – €82.50
Brand name: Duricef
Generic name:: Cefadroxil
Benefits: Treats bacterial infections in oral use at home
Analogs: Cefadrox, S-drox, Vistadrox, Baxan, Bidocef, Cefa-Drops, Cefamox, Ceforal, Cefradroxil, Cephos, Duracef, Kefroxil, Oracefal, Sedral, Sumacef, Ultracef
Generic Duricef (Cefadroxil 250 mg) guide:
What is the medication called Generic Duricef?
Duricef is a brand owned by a certain pharmaceutical company but the same medication registered under different names can be found as Generic Duricef. It is an unofficial name used all around the world to help customers find the drug they need wherever they are cheaper. We say “wherever they are” because pharmacists know the names of the drugs and can easily find the drug you need for you if you use this unofficial yet widely used term.
Duricef and its generics are based on the antibiotic called Cefadroxil. It is a bactericidal antibiotic that is active against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens. It is included in the group of cephalosporins.
Are the generics as effective and safe as the branded antibiotic?
The drugs you can buy when you look for Generic Duricef are identical to the branded medication. They are produced using the same formula and ingredients. They are usually cheaper than the branded drugs and that makes people wonder whether such medicines are as safe and effective as the brand drugs. But you don’t have to worry if you get the medication from a reputable vendor like our online drugstore. Before we replenish our stock of generics, we check the manufacturer and the drug’s reputations inspect the reviews and opt only for those medicines that correspond to the international standards and norms. Ideally, all generics would need to be of the same quality as the branded drugs because this is the main purpose of generics. But some manufacturers, to make the price of the medication lower, do not disdain inferior ingredients for their pills. But you can buy Generic Duricef from our med store with a peace of mind as we value our reputation more than a quick buck.
How does the medication act?
Cefadroxil is effective contra Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, Escherichia coli, and some other pathogens but does not affect the replication of enterococci and enterobacteria.
The bacteriolytic effect of the antibiotic is achieved through the breaking of the bacteria cell wall synthesis. It is quickly absorbed when taken orally. The effective concentration is maintained twelve hours after the intake. The drug infiltrates all tissues, organs, and fluids of the body excluding cerebrospinal fluid and brain tissue. The drug is almost completely excreted with urine within 20-24 hours after the pill intake.
When should you buy the drug and start using it?
The first rule when you buy Duricef is to follow your doctor’s recommendation. It is highly unsafe to use antibiotics in an unconfirmed bacterial infection or without a susceptibility test that shows that the bacteria is susceptible namely to this medication. Some other diseases can have similar symptoms but require absolutely different treatment and the antibiotic use can only worsen the situation. It is very harmful to use antibiotics inappropriately because you can subsequently develop an infection with immunity to the antibiotic drugs.
The medication can be prescribed for the prophylaxis of endocarditis, therapy of Pyelonephritis (kidney inflammation), respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and so on.
How to use the antibiotic for different infections?
Before you buy Cefadroxil, though the instruction provides recommendations on how to use the drug, we advise you to get a proper consultation from a health care provider.
The drug is taken 1 or 2 times a day based on the nature, severity, and course of the bacterial disease.
Capsules should be taken orally without chewing and washed down with sufficient amount of liquid.
The following doses advised for adults and children over 12 years of age with a body weight of more than 40 kg:
– Uncomplicated infections of the lower urinary tract: the daily dosage is from 1000 to 2000 mg a day or 1-2 capsules 2 times a day or 2 to 4 capsules 1 time a day.
– All other infections of the lower urinary tract: the daily dosage is 2000 mg a day split into two intakes or 2 capsules taken 2 times a day.
– Skin or soft tissue infections: the daily dosage is 1000 mg or 2 capsules taken once a day or 1 capsule taken 2 times a day.
– Pharyngitis and tonsillitis treatment: the daily dosage is 1000 mg a day or 2 capsules taken once a day or 1 capsule taken 2 times a day.
– Mild severity upper and lower respiratory tract infections: the daily dosage is 1000 mg or 1 capsule taken 2 times a day.
– Moderate to severe upper and lower respiratory tract infections: the daily dosage is 1000 or 200 mg or 1-2 capsules taken 2 times a day.
– Osteomyelitis and suppurative arthritis: the daily dosage is 2 capsules taken 2 times a day.
For children younger 12 years of age, the dosages of the antibiotic are calculated based on the body weight and are administered in a form of oral suspension.
Cefadroxil capsules dosage adjustments
The instruction doesn’t provide the recommendations on the dosage adjustments for people with liver dysfunction but has the following regimens for people with kidney function impairment:
In creatinine clearance from 25 to 50 ml per minute, the first dosage is 1000 mg with subsequent use of 500 mg every 12 hours.
In creatinine clearance lower than 25 ml per minute but more than 10 ml per minute, the initial dosage is 1000 mg with subsequent use of 500 mg every 24 hours.
In creatinine clearance lower than 10 ml per minute, the initial dosage is 1000 mg with subsequent use of 500 mg dosages every 36 hours.
Can the drug be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
You should not buy Generic Cefadroxil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because the drug can be harmful to the fetus or a baby. If your doctor believes that the use of the medication is crucial while you breastfeed, you should temporarily stop breastfeeding for the course of the therapy.
What are contraindications for Generic Cefadroxil use?
The medication is contraindicated for people with an allergy to Cefadroxil or other cephalosporins, as well as to any other components of the drug. It also must not be taken in case of severe allergic reactions to penicillin, during pregnancy and lactation, and in children below 6 years of age.
What are possible adverse effects of Duricef or its generics?
The negative symptoms and conditions that can accompany the drug use include vaginal mycosis, oral candidiasis, headache, drowsiness, anxiety, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, abdominal pain, glossitis, pseudomembranous colitis, and others. In the case of any of these symptoms or any other adverse reactions, call your health care provider immediately.
Interactions with different drugs
The main contraindicated combination is with bacteriostatic antibiotics (tetracycline, erythromycin, sulfanilamide drugs, chloramphenicol), since this may lead to antagonistic effects. The combination with other medications can also lead to the intensification of adverse reactions and possibly irreversible damage to health. Therefore, before you order Duricef, make sure to inform your physician about all medications that you use.
Overdose of Duricef
The symptoms of the overdose are nausea, hallucinations, hyperreflexia, extrapyramidal disorders, confusion, impaired renal function, and coma.
The therapy includes gastric lavage and hemodialysis. The treatment should be made in a hospital because it can also require monitoring and correction of water-electrolyte balance and monitoring of kidney function as the medication in high dosages is toxic.
250 mg, 500mg
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