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- What is cefadroxil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Is cefadroxil available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for cefadroxil?
- What are the side effects of cefadroxil?
- What is the dosage for cefadroxil?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with cefadroxil?
- Is cefadroxil safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about cefadroxil?
What is the dosage for cefadroxil?
The recommended adult dose for treating pharyngitis, skin and skin structure infections, and tonsillitis is 1 gram daily as a single dose or in two divided doses.
The dose for urinary tract infections is 2 grams once daily or in two divided doses.
The dose for preventing endocarditis is 2 grams given one hour before a procedure.
The recommended dose for children is 30 mg/kg/day as a single dose or two divided doses.
Which drugs or supplements interact with cefadroxil?
Cefadroxil may reduce the immune response to BCG (tuberculosis vaccine) and typhoid live vaccines and result in less effective vaccination.
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