Cefadroxil is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.

Cefadroxil is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

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  • Duricef
  • Rare
    Black, tarry stools
    bleeding gums
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    blood in the urine or stools
    chills
    clay-colored stools
    cough or hoarseness
    dark-colored urine
    diarrhea
    difficulty with moving
    feeling of discomfort
    fever
    fever with or without chills
    flushing or redness of the skin
    general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    headache
    inflammation of the joints
    itching
    joint or muscle pain
    light-colored stools
    lower back or side pain
    muscle aches
    muscle pain or stiffness
    painful or difficult urination
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    rash
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    red, irritated eyes
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    stomach pain, continuing
    swollen lymph glands
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusually warm skin
    vomiting
    yellow eyes or skin
    Incidence not known
    Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
    back, leg, or stomach pains
    bloating
    chest pain
    coughing up blood
    diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
    difficulty with breathing or swallowing
    dizziness
    fast heartbeat
    general body swelling
    high fever
    hives
    increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
    increased thirst
    itching
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    loss of appetite
    nausea
    nosebleeds
    pain
    pale skin
    paralysis
    prolonged bleeding from cuts
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    seizures
    shortness of breath
    sudden decrease in the amount of urine
    swollen or painful glands
    tightness in the chest
    unpleasant breath odor
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    unusual weight loss
    vomiting of blood
    wheezing
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with cefadroxil may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Rare
    Acid or sour stomach
    belching
    heartburn
    indigestion
    stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    Incidence not known
    Hives or welts
    itching of the vagina or genital area
    itching or pain of the genital area
    pain during sexual intercourse
    redness of the skin
    thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  • (cefadroxil) powder, for suspension
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.