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Cefaclor, developed by Eli Lilly under the trade name Ceclor, is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat some infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia and infections of the ear, lung, skin, throat, and urinary tract.

WHAT IS Cefaclor?

Cefaclor is a semisynthetic antibiotic of the cephalosporin type, chemically related to penicillin. It treats infections by killing or stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause them.

This medicine is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.

 

Brand Name(s): Ceclor; Distaclor; Keflor; Raniclor
CAS nº: 53994-73-3
(sef a klor)

 

Product Info

The sections below will provide you with more specific information and guidelines related to cefaclor and its correct use. Please read them carefully.

FDA Information

Cefaclor has been approved by the FDA in 1979. A prescription is required for this medicine.

Please visit the official site of the FDA for further information.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Cefaclor is a semisynthetic antibiotic of the cephalosporin type, chemically related to penicillin. It treats infections by killing or stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause them.

This medicine is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.

Other uses for this medicine

This medication has not been approved for any alternative uses other than those mentioned in the product information section.

Dosage and using this medicine

Cefaclor comes as a capsule, long-acting tablet, and liquid form which is to be taken orally.

It is important to take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

The regular-release Ceclor® capsules and suspension can be taken either on an empty stomach or with food or milk if it causes stomach upset.

The extended-release Ceclor CD® tablets should be taken with food.

Do not take antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum (e.g., Rolaids®, Maalox®, Mylanta®, Milk of Magnesia®, and others) within one hour of a dose of Ceclor CD® (extended-release cefaclor). These antacids may decrease the effects of the medication.

Shake the liquid form of cefaclor well before measuring a dose. To ensure that you get a correct dose, measure the suspension with a dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.

Do not cut, crush, or chew the extended-release Ceclor CD® tablets. They are specially formulated to release the medication slowly in the body.

Furthermore, take cefaclor at evenly spaced intervals to keep a constant level of drug in the body. It is important to take cefaclor regularly to get the most benefit.

Additionally, take all of the cefaclor that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.

What special precautions should I follow?

BEFORE TAKING CEFACLOR:

Do not take cefaclor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to another cephalosporin or to a penicillin unless your doctor is aware of the allergy and monitors your therapy.

Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, or a gastrointestinal (digestive) disease such as colitis. You may not be able to take cefaclor, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have either of the conditions listed above.

Furthermore, do not take antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum (e.g., Rolaids®, Maalox®, Mylanta®, Milk of Magnesia®, and others) within one hour of a dose of Ceclor CD® (extended-release cefaclor). These antacids may decrease the effects of the medication.

The Ceclor® suspension contains sucrose. Individuals with diabetes may need to be aware of the sucrose contained in this suspension.

Moreover, cefaclor is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is unlikely to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not, however, take cefaclor without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Additionally, cefaclor passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, then try to evenly space the rest of the doses for that day until you can return to a normal schedule.

Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What side effects can this medication cause?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking cefaclor and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; hives; or a rash)
rash, redness, or itching
severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
mucous or blood in the stool
unusual bleeding or bruising

Other, less serious side effects may also occur. Continue to take the medication and talk to your doctor if you experience

mild nausea
diarrhea
yeast infection of the mouth or vagina

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Always keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store the capsules and tablets at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep liquid medicine in the refrigerator (never freeze), tightly closed, and throw away any unused medication after 14 days.

If necessary, please talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

In case of an emergency/overdose

In the case of an overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call the local emergency services on 911.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

nausea
vomiting
diarrhea
seizures
abdominal cramps
muscle spasms

Product Images

PICTURES OF CEFACLORPILLS

Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of cefaclor that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes, manufacturers and/or distributors.

The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.

Name: CEFACLOR
Strength(s): 250 MG
Imprint: RX 658
Manufacturer: RANBAXY

Name: CEFACLOR
Strength(s): 250 MG
Imprint: GP 002
Manufacturer: WORLDGEN

Name: CEFACLOR
Strength(s): 250 MG/5 ML
Imprint: CEFACLOR
Manufacturer: ZENTIVA

Name: CECLOR®
Strength(s): 500 MG
Imprint: LILLY 3062 CECLOR 500mg
Manufacturer: ELI LILLY & CO.

Name: CECLOR®
Strength(s): 500 MG
Imprint: RX 659
Manufacturer: RANBAXY

Name: CEFACLOR
Strength(s): 500 MG
Imprint: 4194 | 500
Manufacturer: IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: CEFACLOR
Strength(s): 500 MG
Imprint: 93 1087
Manufacturer: TEVA USA

Name: CEFACLOR
Strength(s): 500 MG
Imprint: CEFACLOR 500-SL
Manufacturer: ZENTIVA

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