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Cefadroxil is an antibiotic that belongs to the family of medications known as cephalosporins. It is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria.
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Cefadroxil is an antibiotic that belongs to the family of medications known as cephalosporins. It is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. It helps to kill or control the growth of bacteria that may cause infections of the lung, throat, skin, or bladder.
Apo Cefadroxil may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Apo Cefadroxil may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Apo Cefadroxil may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested Apo Cefadroxil for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Apo Cefadroxil, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Apo Cefadroxil without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Apo Cefadroxil to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Apo Cefadroxil if their doctor has not prescribed it.
The exact dose of cefadroxil depends on the condition being treated.
The recommended adult dose of cefadroxil is 1 g to 2 g daily in one dose or divided into 2 doses. It may be taken with or without food; taking it with food may reduce the chances of stomach upset.
Finish all of Apo Cefadroxil, even you start to feel better. This will reduce the chance of the infection returning.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take Apo Cefadroxil exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store Apo Cefadroxil at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Apo Cefadroxil. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Apo Cefadroxil with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Apo Cefadroxil. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of these side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Apo Cefadroxil.
Each white and maroon No. 0 capsule, imprinted "APO 500", contains 500 mg of cefadroxil. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium stearic acid, talc, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 40, gelatin, grey ink, silicon dioxide, sodium lauryl sulphate, titanium dioxide, and edible grey ink.
Cefadroxil should not be taken by anyone who:
People allergic to penicillin should take Apo Cefadroxil with caution as they have an increased risk of being allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics.
There may be an interaction between cefadroxil and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with Apo Cefadroxil. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Apo Cefadroxil.
Allergy: Before starting treatment with cefadroxil, make sure to tell your doctor about any adverse reactions you have had to medications, especially cefadroxil, cephalosporins, and penicillins. Some people allergic to penicillin may also be allergic to cephalosporins such as cefadroxil. If you have an allergic reaction, contact your doctor.
Antibiotic-associated colitis: Apo Cefadroxil, like other antibiotics, may cause a potentially dangerous condition called antibiotic-associated colitis (or pseudomembranous colitis). Symptoms include severe, watery diarrhea that may be bloody. If you notice these symptoms, stop taking cefadroxil and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Bacterial resistance: Misuse of an antibiotic such as cefadroxil may lead to the growth of resistant bacteria that will not be killed by the antibiotic. If this happens, the antibiotic may not work for you in the future. Although you may begin to feel better early in your course of treatment with cefadroxil, you need to take the full course exactly as directed to finish ridding your body of the infection and to prevent resistant bacteria from taking hold. Do not take cefadroxil or other antibiotics to treat a viral infection such as The Common Cold; antibiotics do not kill viruses, and using them to treat viral infections can lead to the growth of resistant bacteria.
Kidney function: People with reduced kidney function or Kidney Disease should discuss with their doctor how Apo Cefadroxil may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Apo Cefadroxil, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Pregnancy: It is not known if cefadroxil is safe for use by pregnant women. Apo Cefadroxil should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Apo Cefadroxil, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: Apo Cefadroxil passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking cefadroxil, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
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