Duricef (Cefadroxil) is used to treat different types of bacterial infections such as infections of the skin, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections, it will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Do not use antibiotics when they are not needed; as it increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
We currently offer the generic Duricef also called Cefadur by Okosa and Odoxil by Lupin. The brand Duricef is not available at this time.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The common side effects of Duricef may include diarrhea, stomach pain, or vaginal itching or discharge.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
• Dark colored urine;
• Easy bruising or unusual bleeding;
• Fever, chills, body aches;
• Kidney problems;
• Severe stomach pain, diarrhea
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Duricef if you are allergic to Cefadroxil or other Cephalosporin antibiotic. Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctors about your medical history and if you have ever had:
• An allergic reaction to any drug such as Penicillin;
• Intestinal problems such as colitis;
• Kidney disease
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Duricef and other medications. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody before using anti-diarrhea medications. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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