Cefadroxil is used as active ingredient in the medications that are prescribed for the treatment of various bacterial infections. It is an antibiotic. This antibiotic is a member of Cephalosporin antibiotics. It restricts the growth of bacteria that causes infections. This medication is not indicated to treat viral infections like cold or flu.
Class of Drugs – Cephalosporin antibiotics
Molecular Formula – C16H17N3O5S
Molecular Weight – 363.4 g/mol
Working: This given ingredient mainly binds to inactivates penicillin-binding proteins, which are located on the inner membrane of the bacterial cell wall. Due to inactivation PBPs results in the weakening of the bacterial cell wall. This way in restricts the growth of infectious bacteria.
Uses: The given antibiotic Cefadroxil is mainly indicated for the treatment of people with infection caused by susceptible bacteria in the mentioned health conditions. This pill is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections caused by e. coli, p. mirabilis, and klebsiella species. It also treats skin and skin structure infections caused by staphylococci and/or streptococci. It is widely used to treat pharyngitis and/or tonsillitis caused by streptococcus pyogenes.
Popular Brands and Dosages:
This given drug Cefadroxil is used as main active ingredient in popular brands. The brand medicine is available in dosages mentioned below:
- Duricef: 250 mg and 500 mg
The dosages of this medicine are prescribed based on the medical condition and response to treatment. Do not go against the prescription by the doctor.