Duricef is a popular brand medicine used in the treatment of bacterial infections. This antibiotic is composed of Cefadroxil as the main active component. This medication is manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Bristol Myers Squibb. This antibiotic is available in a conventional tablet form and in a dosage of 250 mg and 500 mg.
Manufacturer: Bristol Myers Squibb
Directions for Use
Duricef or such drugs should be taken once or twice a day before or after meals, as prescribed by the doctor
Active Ingredient: 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.
Indications: 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.
Action Mechanism: This medication exert bactericidal activity by interfering with the later stages of bacterial cell wall synthesis through inactivation of one or more penicillin-binding proteins and inhibiting cross-linking of the peptidoglycan structure.
Dosages: 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
Note: It is advisable to store the tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.