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Cefadroxil

OVERDOSE

A study of children under six years of age suggested that ingestion of less than 250 mg/kg of cephalosporins is not associated with significant outcomes. No action is required other than general support and observation. For amounts greater than 250 mg/kg, induce gastric emptying.

In five anuric patients, it was demonstrated that an average of 63% of a 1 g oral dose is extracted from the body during a 6 to 8 hour hemodialysis session.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Cefadroxil (cefadroxil (cefadroxil hemihydrate) hemihydrate) is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/31/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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