Cefaclor - Drug Information

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General Information on Cefaclor

Generic Name : Cefaclor

Pronunciation : sef' a klor

Latest prescription information about Cefaclor. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Why is Cefaclor Prescribed? (Indications)

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.

When should Cefaclor not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Cefaclor?

The usual adult dose of cefaclor is 250-500 mg every 8 hours or 375-500 mg every 12 hours.

How should Cefaclor be taken?

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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cefaclor?

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.

What are the side effects of Cefaclor?

   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)

What are the other precautions for Cefaclor?

Take full course of treatment.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Cefaclor?

Store it at room temperature.

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