Duricef is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Duricef is available in both tablet and liquid form, and is typically taken twice daily for 7-10 days.
Duricef is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections, skin infections, ear infections, and respiratory infections. It is also effective against some sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. Duricef can also be used to prevent bacterial endocarditis (infection of the heart) in people with certain heart conditions.
Duricef is generally well-tolerated and side effects are rare. It is effective against a wide variety of bacteria and is usually taken twice daily for 7-10 days. Duricef is also relatively inexpensive compared to other antibiotics.
Duricef is not effective against viral infections, such as the common cold or the flu. It can also interact with certain medications, such as antacids, and can cause stomach upset. It is important to take Duricef exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
History of Discovery
Duricef was first developed in the 1970s by Eli Lilly and Company. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1980 and has been widely used since then.
Active Ingredients and Synonyms
Duricef contains the active ingredient cefadroxil. It is also known by its generic name, cefadroxil, and its brand name, Duricef.