Cefaclor - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Cefaclor

Generic Name : Cefaclor
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Cefaclor are provided here.

Pronunciation : sef' a klor

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Cefaclor, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y40.1 Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Cefaclor

India :

International :

Ceclor and Pulvules.

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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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 for Cefaclor?

Store it at room temperature.
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