Compare Duricef vs. Cedax

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Duricef (cefadroxil)

Prescription only

Cedax (ceftibuten)

Prescription only
Treats bacterial infections.

Duricef (cefadroxil) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. However, if you're taking blood thinners, you could be more likely to bleed.

Treats bacterial infections.

Cedax (ceftibuten) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to finish the full course of treatment.

Upsides
  • Duricef (cefadroxil) is available as a generic.
  • Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension.
  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Can be taken with or without food.
  • Generally few side effects compared with other antibiotics.
  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available as a pill or liquid suspension.
  • People usually have few side effects when taking it.
  • Cedax (ceftibuten) is available as a generic.
Downsides
  • If you're taking blood thinners, let your doctor know. Duricef (cefadroxil) can interact with your medicines and make you more likely to bleed.
  • May not be a good option if you have colitis or other digestive tract problems. Ask your doctor.
  • Duricef (cefadroxil) can also affect certain lab tests, let all your healthcare providers know that you're on Duricef (cefadroxil).
  • Cedax (ceftibuten) can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and headache.
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Cedax (ceftibuten) can interact with your medicines and make you more likely to bleed.
  • If you're taking the liquid suspension and you have diabetes, you will need to watch your blood sugar closely. You must take it 2 hours before or 1 hour after a meal.
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  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Side effects
The Duricef (cefadroxil) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
9possible side effects
  • Nausea
    4%
  • Abnormal changes in kidney function
    4%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Headache
    3%
  • Abrnormal changes in laboratory blood test
    3%
  • Upset stomach
    2%
  • Vomiting
    2%
  • Abdominal pain
    2%
  • Loose stools
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Penicillin allergy
    • History of penicillin allergy
  • New infection
    • Taking Duricef (cefadroxil) for a long time
  • Kidney problems
    • Kidney problems
    • Kidney disease
    • Hemodialysis
  • Diarrhea
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  • Kidney problems
    • Kidney problems
    • Kidney disease
    • Hemodialysis
  • Allergic reaction
    • History of penicillin allergy
    • History of cephalosporin allergy
  • New infection
    • Taking Cedax (ceftibuten) for a long time
  • Diarrhea
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