cefadroxil, Duricef (Discontinued) (cont.)

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Serious but rare reactions include seizures, severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), and reduced platelet or red blood cell counts. Cefadroxil can alter the normal bacteria in the colon and encourage overgrowth of some bacteria, specifically, Clostridium difficile which causes inflammation of the colon (pseudomembranous colitis). Patients who develop signs of pseudomembranous colitis after starting cefadroxil (diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and possibly shock) should contact their physician immediately.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 3/23/2012



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