Cefadroxil

Cefadroxil (Cafe-Tabs) is a is a semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic intended for oral administration. Cefadroxil has been shown to be active against the following organisms both in vitro and in clinical infections: Beta-hemolytic streptococci, Staphylococci, including penicillinase-producing strains, Streptococcus Diplococcus) pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella species, Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis.

In dogs it is used for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections including cellulitis, pyoderma dermatitis, wound infections, and abscesses due to susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus. For the treatment of genitourinary tract infections (cystitis) due to susceptible strains of Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Staphylococcus aureus.

In cats cefadroxil is used for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections including cellulitis, pyoderma dermatitis, wound infections, and abscesses due to susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus. For the treatment of genitourinary tract infections (cystitis) due to susceptible strains of Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Staphylococcus aureus.

Treatment with antibacterial agents alters the normal flora of the colon and may permit overgrowth of clostridia. Studies indicated that a toxin produced by Clostridium difficile is a primary cause of "antibiotic-associated colitis."