Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Generic Name: cefadroxil (SEF a DROX il) Cefadroxil is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body. Cefadroxil is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria. Cefadroxil may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.