Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections 

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S contains Cefadroxil 

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children

 

 

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Type

Capsule

Feature

500mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Cefadroxil

Composition

Cefadroxil 500 mg

Brand

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and works tirelessly in the body to eliminate illnesses such as tonsillitis,pharyngitis and soft tissue infections,impetigo and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once or twice daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be taken more than once in a day,the patient is advised to take the doses at the same time each day keeping an 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose.Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is available in tablets as well as in liquid form.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment.It is imperative not to stop Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is considered safe enough to be prescribed to children,pregnant and to lactating mothers as well.Certain medications such as anticoagulants and diuretics tend to interact negatively with Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S and therefore it is advised to not have these medications along with Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S.

Indications

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Bacterial infections

How Does Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S Work

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be taken more than once in a day,the patient is advised to take the doses at the same time each day keeping an 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose.Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is available in tablets as well as in liquid form.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment.It is imperative not to stop Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet or two per day is most commonly prescribed.Dosage can be different for different patients depending upon their illness and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

Child Dosage

Children are usually prescribed the liquid form of Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S dosage depending on their weight and age.Most commonly 5ml of Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is the prescribed daily dosage.

Elderly Dosage 

Elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems,a lowered dose of Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S may be prescribed to pregnant women only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician.Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is found in breast milk in trace amounts and is therefore prescribed quite rarely to breastfeeding mothers.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease
  • Moderate to severe liver disease

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S:

  • Severe renal (kidney) impairment
  • History of Gastrointestinal (stomach and bowels) disturbance
  • Severe allergy or asthma.

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S:

  • Loop diuretics
  • Anticoagulants
  • Other antibiotics
  • Antiplatelets
  • Cholestyramine.

ADVERSE EFFECTS

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor:

  • Dark urine
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin
  • Clostridium difficile diarrhea 
  • Oral thrush
  • Yeast infection 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to over burden themselves for a few days
  • Stomach upset (nausea,vomiting and/or diarrhoea) -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication with food.It is important to have plenty of fluids during this time.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Loss of appetite- having smaller meals at regular meal times or at regular intervals is advised.Patient is asked to snack on healthy and nutritious snacks such as dry fruits throughout the day.

Key Facts About Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S

  • Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is an antibiotic commonly used to treat bacterial infections.
  • Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is commonly prescribed to be taken once daily.
  • It is important to have Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S for the proper prescribed time.
  • Common side effects of Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S include- stomach problems and headaches.
  • Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children in a liquid form.

FAQs

#1.CAN Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S BE USED IF PATIENT IS HAVING FLU SYMPTOMS?

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#2.HOW TO STORE Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S?

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S?

 An extra dose or two of Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is not known to cause any harm but an excess ingestion of Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is a cause for concern and should be avoided and immediately reported to the doctor as it may lead to serious side effects such as fainting,breathlessness and irregular heartbeats.

#4.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#5.HOW IS Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be taken more than once in a day,the patient is advised to take the doses at the same time each day keeping an 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose.Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is available in tablet as well as in liquid form.

#6.HOW DOES Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S WORK?

{{product} belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body tus eradicating the infection.

#7.WILL Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#8.CAN I TAKE Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Yes,Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#9.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S?

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches 

#10.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically along with an occasional ECG test to monitor the OT intervals of a beating heart.

#11.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.

#12.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#13.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ANTACIDS FOR INDIGESTION ALONG WITH Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S?

No.As certain antacids containing magnesium and/or aluminum may interact with the absorption of Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S by the body and are therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Duricef 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S.