Antimicrobials
Cefadroxil

Cefadroxil

Medium
Moderate

Spectrum of Activity

Dosing

General Information

Primary

  • Cellulitis and erysipelas

Alternative

  • Uncomplicated urinary infections with cefazolin-sensitive microorganisms

DO NOT use for cefazolin-sensitive systemic infections or complicated urinary infections due to E. coli, K. pneumoniae, or P. mirabilis

  • Allergy/rash (immediate or delayed)
  • Positive Coombs
  • Cytopenias
  • Eosinophilia
  • Hepatic & renal laboratory abnormalities

Increases metformin levels

Antimicrobial class: First Generation Cephalosporin

Pregnancy category: B

Biliary penetration: Moderate

CSF penetration: Poor

Lung penetration: Moderate

Urine penetration: Therapeutic