Directions for Use
Duricef or such drugs should be taken once or twice a day before or after meals, as prescribed by the doctor
The main active component of this antibiotic is Cefadroxil, which is the anhydrous form of cefadroxil, a semisynthetic first-generation cephalosporin with antibacterial activity. It binds to and inactivates penicillin-binding proteins located on the inner membrane of the bacterial cell wall. PBPs are enzymes involved in the terminal stages of assembling the bacterial cell wall and in reshaping the cell wall during growth and division. Inactivation of PBPs interferes with the cross-linkage of peptidoglycan chains necessary for bacterial cell wall strength and rigidity. This leads to the weakening of the bacterial cell wall and causes cell lysis.
This effective medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Duricef 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 viral infections.
This medication exerts bactericidal activity by interfering with the later stages of bacterial cell wall synthesis through the inactivation of one or more penicillin-binding proteins and inhibiting cross-linking of the peptidoglycan structure.
This antibiotic Duricef is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 250 mg: This medication shall be taken orally with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually once or twice a day
- 500 mg: It is to be consumed once or twice a day with or without food as prescribed by the doctor
It is advisable to store the tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
What is Duricef?
Duricef is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.
What is Duricef used for?
Duricef is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.
How to consume Duricef?
Take this medication for the entire length of time as prescribed. The symptoms might get better before the infection is completely treated. Duricef will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
What should be avoided while taking Duricef?
Antibiotic medicines can lead to diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor.
What other drugs will affect Duricef?
Vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and other prescribed drugs might affect Duricef.