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Cefadroxil Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 26, 2022.

Cefadroxil is also known as: Duricef

Cefadroxil Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm or impaired fertility at doses up to 11 times the human dose. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

US FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

US FDA pregnancy category: B

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Cefadroxil Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Yes

-The American Academy of Pediatrics considers other cephalosporins (e.g., cefadroxil, cefazolin) as compatible with breastfeeding.
-Maternal doses of cephalosporins have resulted in reports of neonatal diarrhea and thrush.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Duricef (cefadroxil)." Bristol-Myers Squibb (2002):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Duricef (cefadroxil)." Bristol-Myers Squibb (2002):
  2. United States National Library of Medicine "Toxnet. Toxicology Data Network." (2013):
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation." Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health (2015):

Further information

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