Tablets: 1 gram;
Capsules: 500 milligrams;
Suspension: 125 milligrams/teaspoon;
Suspension: 250 milligrams/teaspoon,
Suspension: 500 milligrams/teaspoon.
Duricef is prescribed against susceptible bacteria causing infections of the urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue as well as pharyngitis, and laryngitis.
Duricef, a cephalosporin antibiotic, is prescribed in the treatment of nose, throat, urinary tract, and skin infections that are caused by specific bacteria, including staph, strep, and E. coli.
Duricef is taken once or twice daily, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.
The tablets can be taken with or without food. The suspension should always be shaken prior to each dose.
Patients with advanced kidney diseases may need lower doses.
Urinary Tract Infections
The usual dosage for uncomplicated infections is a total of 1 to 2 grams per day in a single dose or 2 smaller doses. For all other urinary tract infections, the usual dosage is a total of 2 grams per day taken in 2 doses.
Skin and Skin Structure Infections
The usual dose is a total of 1 gram per day in a single dose or 2 smaller doses.
Throat Infections--Strep Throat and Tonsillitis:
The usual dosage is a total of 1 gram per day in a single dose or 2 smaller doses for 10 days.
For urinary tract and skin infections, the usual dose is 30 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day, divided into 2 doses and taken every 12 hours. For throat infections, the recommended dose per day is 30 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight in a single dose or 2 smaller doses. In the treatment of strep throat, the dose should be taken for at least 10 days.
Your dose may be reduced by your doctor.
Duricef is generally well-tolerated.
The most common side effects are:
- Abdominal pain;
- Diarrhea or loose stools;
Rarer side effects include abnormal liver tests and allergic reactions. Patients who have had allergic reactions to other
cephalosporins should not take Duricef. Additionally, persons who have had allergic reactions to penicillin or one of its derivatives
may also be allergic to Duricef, although it has been prescribed safely in many such patients.
Duricef side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Vaginal Inflammation;
- Skin Rash And Itching;
- Redness And Swelling Of Skin;
- Inflammation Of The Bowel (Colitis);