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DESCRIPTION

Evacef (Cefadroxil Monohydrate, USP) is a first generation cephalosporin antibiotic intended for oral administration.

INDICATIONS

Evacef (Cefadroxil) is indicated for the treatment of patients with infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated organisms in the following diseases:

  1. Skin and Skin-Structure Infections caused by staphylococci and/or streptococci.
  2. Urinary Tract Infections caused by E. coli, P. mirabilis and Klebsiella species.        
  3. Pharyngitis and/or Tonsillitis caused Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci)
  4. Mild to moderate susceptible Gram positive Gram negative bacterial infections   

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Adults

The recommended dosage of Evacef (Cefadroxil) is Urinary Tract Infections: For uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (i.e., cystitis) the usual dosage is 1 or 2 gram per day in a single or divided doses. For all other urinary tract infections, the usual dosage is 2 gram per day in divided doses.

Skin and Skin Structure Infections: For skin and skin structure infections the usual dosage is 1 gram per day in single or divided doses.

Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis: Treatment of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis and tonsillitis is 1 gram per day in single or divided doses for 10 days.

Mild to moderate susceptible Gram positive and Gram negative bacterial infections: The usual dose is 1 gram daily as single dose or in two divided doses.

Children

For urinary tract infections, the recommended daily dosage for children is 30 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours. For pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and impetigo, the recommended daily dosage for children is 30 mg/kg/day in a single dose or in equally divided doses every 12 hours; for other skin and skin structure infections, the recommended daily dosage is 30 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses every 12 hours. In the treatment of beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections, a therapeutic dosage should be administered for at least 10 days. In the treatment of mild to moderate susceptible Gram positive and Gram negative bacterial infections: the usual daily dose in 30 mg/kg 1n 2 divided doses.

See chart for total daily dosage for children

DAILY DOSE OF EVACEF SUSPENSION
CHILDS WEIGHT
125mg/5mL
250mg/5mL
10 Ibs4.5 Kg1 tsp
20 Ibs9.1 Kg2 tsp1 tsp
30 Ibs13.6 Kg3 tsp1 – 1.5 tsp
40 Ibs18.2 Kg4 tsp2 tsp
50 Ibs22.7 Kg5 tsp2 – 2.5 tsp
60 Ibs27.3 Kg6 tsp3 tsp

PRESENTATION

Evacef 500mg Capsules in pack of 2 X 6’s 

Evacef 125mg/5mL Suspension in pack of 60mL and 90mL bottle

Evacef 250mg/5mL Suspension in pack of 60mL and 90mL bottle

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