Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil)
What is Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) used for?
Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) is a cephalosporin antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection naturally. This makes it useful for treating bacterial infections of the throat, urinary tract, respiratory tract, kidneys, soft tissues, skin, bone, joints, or genitals. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken once or twice daily for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never stop taking the medicine prior to being told to do so as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Do not change the form of the tablets to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil)?
Some patients using Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) may experience side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, sensitive skin, easier bleeding, flu symptoms, increased thirst, faintness, swollen glands, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) if you are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics or if you have a history of severe allergic reactions to penicillin antibiotics. Also disclose if you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.