1stCef (Capsule)

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By Medimet Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Weight: 500 mg

Unit Price: 16.8

Last Updated: 2019-09-01 15:34:07

1stCef Capsule Uses

Cefadroxil is indicated in skin and skin structure infections, Streptococcal pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, Urinary tract infections

1stCef Generic

Cefadroxil Monohydrate

1stCef Introduction

Cefadroxil inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to 1 or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which in turn inhibit the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell walls, thus inhibiting cell wall biosynthesis and arresting cell wall assembly resulting in bacterial cell death.

1stCef Therapeutic Class

First generation Cephalosporins

1stCef Capsule Doses

Adult: 1-2 g daily as a single or in 2 divided doses.

Child: ≥6 yr <40 kg: 30-50 mg/kg daily as a single or in 2 divided doses, up to 100 mg/kg daily.

1stCef Administrations

1stCef Capsule Side Effects

Generally well tolerated. The most commonly reported side effects are gastrointestinal disturbances and hypersensitivity, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, abdominal discomfort, fever, dizziness, headache, arthralgia may also occur.

1stCef 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.

1stCef Interaction

Prothrombin time will be prolonged; bleeding may occur when taken with anticoagulants. Decreased elimination with Probenecid is also reported.

1stCef Uses During Pregnancy

Pregnancy category B. But it should be used only if clearly needed. Caution should be exercised when Cefadroxil is administered to a nursing mother

1stCef Accute Overdose

Symptoms: Nausea, hallucinations, hyperreflexia, extrapyramidal symptoms, clouded consciousness, or even coma and renal function impairment. 

Management: Induce vomiting at once or gastric lavage; haemodialysis if needed. Monitor and if necessary, correct water and electrolyte balance.

1stCef Contraindication

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

1stCef Uses Direction

 

1stCef Storage Condition

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

1stCef Special Warning

 

1stCef Interactions with other Medicine

 

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