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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Cefadroxil (cefadroxil systemic) is a member of the drug class first generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention, Impetigo, Kidney Infections, Skin and Structure Infection, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection, Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and Urinary Tract Infection.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin, cephalosporinase-sensitive

Chemical Name

(6R,7R)-7-[(R)-2-amino-2-(p-hydroxyphenyl)acetamido]-3-metyl-8-oxo-5-tia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Cefadroxil (OS: JAN)
  • Céfadroxil (OS: DCF)
  • BL-S 578 (IS: Bristol)
  • Cephadroxil (IS)
  • MJF 11567-3 (IS)
  • Cefadroxil (PH: JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 4, USP 38)
  • Céfadroxil (PH: Ph. Eur. 4)
  • Cefadroxilum (PH: Ph. Eur. 4)
  • Cefadroxil (OS: USAN, BAN, DCIT, JAN)
  • Cefadroxil (PH: USP 38)
  • Céfadroxil (monohydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefadroxil monohydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefadroxil Monohydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Cefadroxil-Monohydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefadroxilum monohydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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