Cefadroxil is an antibiotic and treats infection. Finish taking all of your medication. Even if you feel better, do not stop taking medication unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Cefadroxil Overview


Cefadroxil is a prescription medication used to treat infections of the urinary tract, skin, and throat. Cefadroxil belongs to a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. These work to kill bacteria.

This medication comes as an oral (by mouth) tablet, capsule, and liquid (suspension). It is usually taken 1 to 2 times a day, with or without food. If cefadroxil causes an upset stomach, take cefadroxil with food or milk.

Common side effects of cefadroxil include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Patient Ratings for Cefadroxil

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  • Other
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial
  • Escherichia Coli Infections
  • Impetigo
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Pharyngitis
  • Proteus Infections
  • Soft Tissue Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections

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Cefadroxil Cautionary Labels


Uses of Cefadroxil

Cefadroxil is a prescription medication used to treat infections of the urinary tract, skin, and throat (such as pharyngitis and tonsillitis). 

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Cefadroxil Brand Names

Cefadroxil may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Cefadroxil Drug Class

Cefadroxil is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Cefadroxil

Serious side effects have been reported with cefadroxil. See the "Cefadroxil Precautions" section.

Common side effects of cefadroxil include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • mild rash
  • dyspepsia (indigestion)

This is not a complete list of cefadroxil side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Cefadroxil FDA Warning

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of cefadroxil for oral suspension and other antibacterial drugs, cefadroxil for oral suspension should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.