Duracef 500 mg 12 capsules, hard in Box /Cefadroxil/


What DURACEF is and what it is used for

DURACEF 500 mg capsules contain as drug substance 500 mg of cefadroxil as cefadroxil monohydrate.

DURACEF (cefadroxil) is a semi-synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic for oral use. Duracec is used to treat the following infections caused by cefadroxil-sensitive microorganisms:

• urinary tract infections,

• infections of the skin and soft tissues,

• respiratory tract infections (pharyngitis and tonsillitis),

Adults and children weighing more than 40 kg: Infections of the urinary tract

The usual dose for uncomplicated lower urinary tract infection (eg, cystitis) is 1 to 2 g per day as a single dose or divided into 2 doses.

For all other urinary tract infections, the usual dose is 2 g divided into 2 doses.

Skin infections

Doses for skin infections are usually 1 g once a day or divided into 2 doses.

Pharyngitis and tonsillitis (throat infections) caused by group A beta-haemolactic streptococci

For the treatment of beta-hemolytic streptococci group A in tonsillitis and pharyngitis, 1 g once a day or divided into 2 doses is recommended.

Infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract

For mild infections, the daily dose is usually 1 g, divided into 2 doses (500 mg twice a day). In moderate and severe infections, a dose of 1 g to 2 g per day is recommended – 2 times a day (500 mg to 1 g every 12 hours).

Marketing Authorization Holder

PharmaSwiss Ceska republika s.r.o., Czech Republic


PenCef Pharma GmbH Schutzenanger Germany



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