This cephalosporin-type antibiotic treats a wide variety of bacterial infections (e.g., strep throat, skin and urinary tract infections) by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections.
This drug may also be used before dental procedures in patients with artificial heart valves to prevent serious infection of the heart lining (bacterial endocarditis).
How to use cefadroxil
Take this medication by mouth usually once or twice a day, or as directed by your doctor. You may take this medicine with food if stomach upset occurs.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.
Continue to take this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping this medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.