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Cefadroxil - Precautions

In Gastric and intestinal disease - Cephalosporins may aggravate the existing condition, opine experts.

health and fitness Updated: Jan 07, 2004 21:23 IST
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Cefadroxil is contraindicated in pseudomembranous colitis,hypersensitivity to cephalsporins, pregnancy and lactation,

Precautions

Precaution to be taken are during renal disease when the dose has to be reduced. In Gastric and intestinal disease (especially colitis, including colitis caused by antibiotics, or enteritis) - Cephalosporins may aggravate the existing condition.

Interactions

Probenecid increases the blood levels of many cephalosporins. Concurrent use of furosemide increases the renal toxicity.Cefadroxil potentiates nephro toxicity of aminoglycosides.

Brand Names

Bicef(Micro Nova), BID(Kopran), Cedro(Rekvina Pharma), Cedrox(Dee-Pharma), Cefadrol(J.K.Ind), Cefadrox(Aristo), Cefadur(Protec), Codroxil(Comed Chemicals), Droxibid(Hindustan), Droxyl(Torrent), Kefloxin(Solus), Lydroxil(Lyka), Manoxyl(Maan Pharma), Modcef(Sarabhai), Nephlex(Neo Pharma), Odoxil(Lupin), Vepan(Indoco).

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)

First Published: Jan 07, 2004 21:23 IST