Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil)
What is Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) used for?
Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) is an oral cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication prevents or slows bacteria cells from reproducing allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection. It is normally prescribed to treat infections affecting the ears, nose, throat, lungs, airways, kidneys, urinary tract, skin, soft tissue, bones, or joints. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil)?
Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) is normally prescribed to be taken once or twice each day for a cycle of medicine lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not split or chew the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Never stop taking the medicine before being instructed to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil)?
The use of Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serous side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention are fever, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, seizures, or severe skin rashes. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) should not be used by patients who have a history of immediate severe allergic reactions to penicillin antibiotics, who are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have allergies to penicillin antibiotics or if you have reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Cefadur DT (Cefadroxil) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.