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A broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic, C16H17N3O5S, that is given orally.

[cefa- + alteration of (hy)droxyl.]
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Noun1.cefadroxil - a cephalosporin antibiotic (trade name Ultracef)cefadroxil - a cephalosporin antibiotic (trade name Ultracef)
cephalosporin, Mefoxin - one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity
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The antibiotic used was a first-generation cephalosporin (oral cephadroxil) 250 mg every 8 hours; penicillin-allergic patients received oral clarithromycin 250 mg every 12 hours.
Clinical cross-reactivity between amoxicillin and cephadroxil in patients allergic to amoxicillin and with good tolerance of penicillin.