Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Generic Name: CEFADROXIL SUSPENSION - ORAL Pronounced: (sef-a-DROX-il) Brand name: (Duricef, Spanish name, Duracef) Duricef Oral Uses: This medication is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections (e.g., strep throat, skin and urinary tract infection). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness. Duricef may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.