The Administration Of Antibiotics Is Not The Same As The Previous Prescription?

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I have allergic itching + infection in my legs and I got CEFADROXIL MONOHIDRATE medicine … because it ran out, I made up for the doctor’s prescription but what I got was different from the previous one … WHAT is CEFADROXIL the same as CEFIXIME

1 Answer:

Hello Izull,

Although both antibiotics are used to treat infections, cefadroxil and cefixime are different drugs. Cefadroxil is a first generation cephalosporin and cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin. First generation cephalosporins are effective for treating infections of gram-positive cocci such as streptococci and staphylococci. Meanwhile, third-generation cephalosporins are more effective against gram-negative bacteria. Most skin infections are caused by gram-positive bacteria so cefadroxil can be used to treat these infections.

Of course, your doctor has already considered giving you the drug cefadroxil, including the timing. If when the medicine runs out there is no improvement, you should go to the doctor again to be checked. It is not justified to redeem your own prescription without doctor's instructions, let alone changing it because it can cause the treatment to be not optimal. If the previous drug does not improve, the doctor may consider changing the antibiotic or prolonging the administration.

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