cephradine/ceph·ra·dine/ (sef´rah-dēn) a semisynthetic first-generation cephalosporin, effective against a wide range of gram-positive and a limited range of gram-negative bacteria.
an oral first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of certain infections caused by susceptible bacterial strains causing respiratory, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, skin and soft tissue, and bone and joint infections, or septicemia. It is effective against many gram-positive bacilli and cocci (other than enterococcus) and some gram-negative bacilli.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to any cephalosporin medication prohibits its use. It is prescribed with caution for patients who are allergic to penicillin.
adverse effects Nausea, diarrhea, and hypersensitivity reactions may occur.
cephradineAnspor®, Velosef® A semisynthetic oral/IV cephalosporin excreted unchanged in the urine which accumulates in serum; it is contraindicated in renal failure
cephradineCefradine, a CEPHALOSPORIN antibiotic drug. A brand name is Velosef
a first generation cephalosporin antibiotic with a spectrum of activity similar to cephalexin.