This medication is a cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for certain infection caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, ear, lung, skin, throat, and urinary tract infections. It works by fighting against bacteria in the body.
The usual adult dose of cefaclor is 250-500 mg every 8 hours or 375-500 mg every 12 hours.
It comes as a tablet, capsule and suspension to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as eardrops to instill into the affected ear.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diarrhea, stomach infection, blood clotting disorder, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
• Patient may be experienced with diarrhea, stomach pain/cramps, or bloody stools, if it so consult with your doctor.
• Hypersensitivity :
Itching, hives, weakness, swelling in the face and limbs, difficulty in breathing, tingling, fainting, low blood pressure and dilatation of blood vessels.
• Central Nervous System : Reversible hyperactivity, agitation, nervousness, sleeplessness, confusion, increased muscle tone, dizziness, hallucinations and drowsiness.
• Liver : Elevation in liver enzymes level.
• Blood : Anemia and decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
• Genitourinary : Slight elevations in BUN or serum creatinine (less than 1 in 500)
Take full course of treatment.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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