Formulary Monographs [CEFADROXIL, 08120604]

Oral cefadroxil is used for the treatment of pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Inactive against Pseudomonas and Bacteroides.
Nausea and vomiting, hypersensitivity in about 10% of penicillin sensitive patients otherwise little toxicity. Note high cost of cephalosporins. Best used for specifically identified susceptible organisms resistant to cheaper agents. May interfere with oral contraceptives. C.f. prescribing in renal disease p. 25.
Adult: 1-2g daily as a single dose or in two divided doses. Pediatric: Under 1 year: 25mg/kg in divided doses; 1-6 years: 250mg twice daily; over 6 years: 500mg twice a day. See BDS supply protocols pg.3.
Present in milk in low concentration, but appropriate to use.