Cefadroxil is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin Family. Cefadroxil is a broad spectrum antibiotic that can treat a variety of infections.
Cefadroxil is occasionally used as an acne treatment, but there is limited research into ability of Cefadroxil to improve acne symptoms. Laboratory testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium is moderately susceptible to Cephalosporin antibiotics, including Cefadroxil. Oral antibiotic therapy with Cefadroxil may combined with complementary treatments, including topical retinoids and light-based treatments.
Cefadroxil is generally administered orally. Cefadroxil (and other Cephalosporin antibiotics) are related to Penicillin and patients with Penicillin allergies have an increased risk of allergic reaction when using Cefadroxil.