1stCef Capsule


Generic: Cefadroxil Monohydrate
Weight: 500 mg
Price: 16.8
Manufacturer: Medimet Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Last Updated: 2020-08-10 18:15:00

1stCef Capsule Uses

1stCef Capsule contains Cefadroxil Monohydrate. 1stCef Capsule is used for:

1stCef Capsule (1stCef Capsule) is indicated for the treatment of patients with infection caused by susceptible strains of the designated organisms in the following diseases:

*Upper respiratory tract infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococci) and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

* Urinary tract infections caused by E. coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Klebsiella species.

* Skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococci (including penicillinase producing strains) and Streptococci.

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Introduction

1stCef Capsule (1stCef Capsule) is an acid-stable semi-synthetic oral antibiotic in the cephalosporin family of drugs. Cefadroxil acts by preventing bacteria from forming protective cell wall necessary for survival. It has superior pharmacokinetic profile over all first generation cephalosporins.

Therapeutic Class

First generation Cephalosporins

1stCef Capsule Doses

The bioavailability and consequent chemotherapeutic effects of Cefadroxil are unaffected by foods. It may, therefore, be taken with meals or on an empty stomach. Administration with food may be helpful in diminishing potential gastrointestinal complaints occasionally associated with oral cephalosporin therapy.IndicationAdult (dose)Children (Dose)

Upper respiratory tract Infections

1 gm per day in single (q.d.) or divided doses (b.i.d.) for 10 days 12 hourly

30 mg/kg/day in a single or in equally divided doses every 12 hours

Urinary Tract Infections

1 or 2 gm per day in single (q.d.) or divided doses (b.i.d.)

30 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses every 12 hours

For all other UTIs

2 gm per day in divided doses (b.i.d)

30 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses every 12 hours

Skin & soft tissue Infections

1 gm per day in single (q.d.) or divided doses (b.i.d.)

30 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses every 12 hours

Prophylaxis against bacterial endocarditis

2 gm 1 hour prior to the procedure

50 mg/kg 1 hour prior to the procedure

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Administrations

1stCef Capsule Side Effects

Generally cefadroxil is well tolerated. However, the most commonly reported side effects are gastrointestinal disturbances and hypersensitivity phenomena. Side effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, abdominal discomfort, fever, dizziness, headache, arthralgia may also occur.

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Precaution

History of hypersensitivity to penicillins or any other β-lactam drugs. History of GI disease (particularly colitis), severe allergies or asthma. Renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation.

Interaction

There is no known clinically important drug interactions with Cefadroxil.

1stCef Capsule Uses During Pregnancy

Cefadroxil (1stCef Capsule) is widely used as a first-line oral antibiotic for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in pregnant women.

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Accute Overdose

If amounts >250 mg/kg is ingested, gastric lavage or simulation of vomiting is appropriate.

Contraindication

Cefadroxil is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.

Uses Direction

Direction for Reconstitution of suspension

For 100 ml suspension and 100 ml DS suspension: Add 65 ml (13 measuring spoonful) of boiled and cooled water to the dry mixture in the bottle. For ease of preparation add water to the bottle in two portions. Shake well after each addition until all the powder is in suspension.

For 60 ml suspension: Add 40 ml (8 measuring spoonful) of boiled and cooled water to the dry mixture in the bottle. For ease of preparation add water to the bottle in two portions. Shake well after each addition until all the powder is in suspension.

Paediatric Drops: Add 10 ml (2 measuring spoonful) to the bottle and shake vigorously.

Note: Shake both oral suspension and paediatric drops well before each use. Keep the bottle tightly closed. The reconstituted suspension should be stored in a cool and dry place, preferably in refrigerator and unused portion should be discarded after 14 days.

Storage Condition

Store between 20-25°C. Reconstituted powder for suspension: Store between 2-8°C.

Special Warning

 

Interactions with other Medicine

 

1stCef Capsule price in Bangladesh 16.8