Brand Names of Cefadroxil in Kenya

Actidrox®, Krishna Chemists Ltd
Adora®,Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited
Biodroxil®, Sandoz GmbH Kundl
Bidcef®, Plethico
C-Drox®, Centurion Remedies Pvt. Ltd
Curisafe®, Pharco
Cedril®, Stallion
Cefamed®, Cipla
Cefdure®, Biodeal
Cefradox®, Aegis
Cesadroxyl®, Dabur
Cexil®, Leben Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Drox®, Aurobindo Pharma Limited
Duracef®, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Duraxyl®, Lab & Allied Ltd
Dawadroxyl®, Dawa Limited
Emdrox®, Medopharm
Ibidroxil®, GSK
Mydrox®, National Pharmacy Limited
Ococef DT®, Ochoa
Ococef®, Ochoa
Odoxil®, Lupin
Rivadroxil®, Riva
Vedrox®, Indoco Remedies Limited

Cefadroxil is a first-generation cephalosporin antibacterial drug that is the para-hydroxy derivative of cephalexin

Cefadroxil in Kenya : Brands, Prices, Indications, Contraindications
Cefadroxil Chemical Structure


cefadroxil binds to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located inside the bacterial cell wall, causing the inhibition of the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis


Treatment of following infections caused by cefadroxil-susceptible organisms when an oral therapy is indicated:

– Streptococcal pharyngitis and tonsillitis

– Bronchopneumonia, bacterial pneumonia

– Uncomplicated urinary tract infections: pyelonephritis, cystitis

– Skin and soft tissue infections: abscesses, furunculosis, impetigo, erysipelas, pyoderma, lymphadenitis

Consideration should be given to official local guidance regarding the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.



Adults and adolescents > 40 kg with normal renal function

Children (< 40 kg) with normal renal function

Streptococcal pharyngitis / tonsillitis


Dosage may be decreased to 1000 mg once a day over at least 10 days30 mg/kg/day once a day over at least 10 days
Bronchopneumonia, bacterial pneumonia1000 mg twice a day30-50 mg/kg/day divided into two daily doses
Urinary tract infections

1000 mg twice a day30-50 mg/kg/day divided into two daily doses
Skin & soft tissue infections

1000 mg twice a day30-50 mg/kg/day divided into two daily doses


– Hypersensitivity to cefadroxil, to any of the cephalosporins or to any of the excipients .

– History of severe reactions to penicillins or to any other beta-lactam drugs.


Contraindication of concomitant use

– Cefadroxil should not be combined with bacteriostatic antibiotics (e.g. tetracycline, erythromycin, sulfonamides, chloramphenicol) since an antagonistic effect is possible.

– Treatment with cefadroxil in combination with aminoglycoside antibiotics, polymyxin B, colistin or high-dose loop diuretics should be avoided since such combinations can potentiate nephrotoxic effects.

Concomitant use not recommended

– Frequent checks on coagulation parameters are necessary during concomitant longterm use of anticoagulants or thrombocyte aggregation inhibitors to avoid haemorrhagic complications.


– Cefadroxil binds to cholestyramine which may lead to reduced bioavailability of cefadroxil.

– The concomitant administration of probenecid reduces the renal elimination of cefadroxil; therefore, plasma concentrations of cefadroxil may be increased when given in combination with probenecid.


System Organ Class


≥1/100 to <1/10


≥1/1,000 to <1/100


≥1/10,000 to <1/1,000

Very rare


Infections and infestationsClinical pictures due to a growth of opportunistic organisms (fungi), such as vaginal mycoses, thrush .
Blood and lymphatic system disordersEosinophilia, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis: rare cases during prolonged used, which subside upon discontinuation of therapy.Haemolytic anemia of immunologic origin.
Immune system disordersSerum sickness-like reactions.Immediate allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
Nervous system disordersHeadache, sleeplessness, dizziness, nervousness.
Gastrointestinal disordersNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, glossitis .Pseudomenbranous colitis has been reported (may range in severity from mild to life threatening) .
Hepatobiliary disordersCholestase and idiosyncratic hepatic failure have been reported.

Minor elevation of serum transaminases (ASAT, ALAT) and alcaline phosphatases.

Skin and subcutaneous tissue disordersPruritus, rash, allergic exanthema, urticaria.Angioneurotic edema.Stevens Johnson syndrom and erythema multiforma have been reported.
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disordersArthralgia.
Renal and urinary disordersInterstitial nephritis.
General disorders and administration site conditionsDrug fever.Fatigue.
InvestigationsDirect and indirect positive Coombs tests
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Cefadroxil in Kenya
Cefadroxil in Kenya
Cefadroxil in Kenya
Cefadroxil in Kenya
Cefadroxil in Kenya

Clinical | Pharmacokinetic data

Pregnancy Category: B
Routes of Administration: Oral
Bioavailability: Not Available
Protein Binding: plasma protein
Metabolosim: unknown
Onset of Action: Not Available
Elimination Half life: 1.5 hours
Excretion: Not Available

Legal Status | Dosage forms & Strengths

Prescription Category:
Prescription only Medicine (POM) , ℞-only
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control ) Act Schedule:
This drug is not a controlled substance under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control ) Act
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