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Cefaclor is an effective antibiotic drug which effectively treats different types of bacterial infections. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. The cephalosporin helps in the treatment of urinary tract infections, pneumonia, biliary tract infections and septicaemia.

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What is Cefaclor dosagetreat?

Cefaclor is a prescription medication and a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is mainly used for treating a wide array of bacterial infections like ear infection, skin infection, respiratory tract infection, pneumonia as well as urine infection.

Remember that this medicine is only going to treat bacterial infections not the viral infections like flu and the common cold.  

Cefaclor for sinus infection is very effective because it helps in treating all the infections that are caused by susceptible organisms.   

Cefaclor generic drug is available in the brand name of Ceclor.  

This drug is easily available on different online medical pharmacy at a reasonable price.  

Remember that unnecessary use or overuse of antibiotic can cause its decreased effectiveness.  

Cefaclor for bronchitis is also very effective because many people suffering from chronic bronchitis have been treated successfully with this drug. 

This drug is sold under the trade name Ceclor which is considered as the second-generation cephalosporin antibiotics.  

What is the dosage of Cefaclor?

Before you start taking this drug it is important for you to read and carefully follow all the directions that are mentioned on your prescription label.  

Cefaclor medicine should never be taken in smaller or larger amounts or for a longer time than recommended by your doctor.  

Always take Cefaclor tablets by mouth mainly every 8 or 12 hours or as prescribed by your doctor.  

If you are suffering from stomach upset there are chances that your doctor tells you to take this medication with food.  

This medication is known for working best if taken with a meal or within 30 minutes of a meal. 

Cefaclor oral suspension should always be taken after measuring with the dosing syringe which is provided with the medicine itself.  

You can also use a special dose-measuring spoon or the medicine cup. Remember that you should never use the kitchen spoon because you might get the wrong dose.  

If you have not received the dose-measuring device with Cefaclor suspension then ask your doctor or pharmacist once.  

Cefaclor dispersible tablets should not be crushed, broken or chewed while taking. Just swallow it whole.  

In order to get the best effect, you should take antibiotic always at evenly spaced times.  

To remember taking this medicine on a regular basis, you should always take the medication at the same on a daily basis.  

Stopping the intake of this medicine too early can permit bacteria to continue to grow which may result in a relapse of the infection.  

There are chances that this medicine might cause some unusual results in few of your lab tests for glucose in the urine.  

So it is always better to inform your doctor well in advance that you are using Cefaclor capsules.   

You might notice that your symptoms have improved even before the infection is completely cleared. Make sure that you use this drug for the complete prescribed length of time.  

Remember that skipping the dose can immediately increase your risk for further infection which is resistant to antibiotics.

This medicine should strictly not be used for treating viral infections like common cold and flu.  

Be it tablets or capsules, it should always be stored at room temperature right away from heat as well as moisture.  

Cefaclor suspension for babies is very effective and ensures proper treatment of susceptible infections in babies.  

The liquid medicine should be stored in the refrigerator but do not freeze it. If you have any unused liquid medicine which is not used from 14 days then just throw it away.  

Therefore, this medicine is available in different strengths like Cefaclor 250mg and Cefaclor 500mg so the dosage is based upon your medical condition as well as response to the treatment.  

What if you miss a dose? 

In case, you have missed any dose then take it the moment you remember. But if you see that it’s almost the time for your next dose then skip the missed dose.  

Remember that two doses should not be taken at the same time. 

What are the cefaclor ingredients? 

A number of different ingredients are used for preparing this drug like Myristyl Myristate, Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Isocetyl Stearate, Zinc PCA, Niacinamide, Sorbitan Oleate, Isopropyl, Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Methyl Methacrylate and many more.   

What all you need to avoid while taking this medication? 

Remember that antibiotics might cause diarrhoea which might be the new sign of an infection. 

So if you have diarrhoea which is watery or bloody then immediately contact your doctor. Until and unless your doctor tells you, you should strictly not use any anti-diarrhoea medicine.   

Cefaclor and alcohol should not be taken together because it is known for causing serious side effects.  

Can you take this medicine during pregnancy? 

You should always use this drug only when needed clearly at the time of pregnancy. Make sure that you discuss about all the risks as well as benefits of this medicine with your doctor once.

There are also chances that this drug might affect an unborn baby so it is always better to consult your doctor once.  

Can a breastfeeding mother take this medicine? 

This medicine is known to pass into the breast milk which can harm a nursing baby so before breastfeeding make sure that you consult your doctor once.  

What precautions do you need to take while using this drug? 

You should strictly not take this drug if you are allergic to it or other cephalosporin antibiotics like cefadroxil, cefdinir, cefprozil, cephradine, ceftibuten, cefdinir and many more.  

Before you start taking this medicine, you should inform your doctor well in advance if you are allergic to it or to penicillins. Do inform your doctor beforehand if you have any other kinds of allergies.  

This medication is known to contain certain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. For any kind of other details, you should contact your doctor once.  

It is very important for you to inform your doctor well in advance about your medical history like intestinal disease and serious kidney disease before you start taking this drug.  

There are chances that Cefaclor might cause live bacterial vaccines not to work properly like typhoid vaccine.  

Until and unless your doctor tells you, do not have any kind of immunizations or vaccinations while taking this drug.  

As you grow older, kidney function declines due to which there are chances that this drug might affect your kidney.  

Therefore, it has been that elderly people are more sensitive to this drug. 

The liquid form of this medicine is known to contain sucrose so if you are suffering from diabetes then do consult your doctor once before taking the liquid form.  

Always keep this medicine out of the reach of children and never share it with other people even if they are suffering from the same conditions as yours.  

It is important for you to strictly use this medicine only for the indication recommended.  

What are the side effects of Cefaclor? 

Some of the common side effects of this drug are diarrhoea, stomach upset, vomiting, headache as well as nausea. If you suffer any of these conditions then do consult your doctor once immediately.  

Even if any of these conditions persist or worsen, meet your doctor directly. Always remember that your doctor has recommended this medicine because he or she thinks that the benefit of this medicine is more when compared to its risk of side effects.   

It has been seen that many people using this medicine did not come across any severe side effects.  

Do inform your doctor immediately if you suffer any of these serious side effects conditions like:

  • Stomach or abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Mental or mood changes like confusion
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Signs of kidney problems such as a change in the amount of urine
  • Yellowing of eyes or skin
  • New signs of infection like fever or persistent sore throat

You need to contact your doctor immediately if you come across any signs of an allergic reaction like swelling of your face, throat, lips or tongue, hives, feeling of light-headed, unusual joint pain, numbness or tingling, difficulty in breathing as well as weakness.   

There are very rare chances that you might suffer from an intestinal condition like clostridium difficile-linked diarrhoea due to the type of resistant bacteria.  

This type of condition will mainly occur at the time of treatment or weeks to months once the treatment has been stopped. Remember one thing that you should strictly not use anti-diarrhoea or opioid medication if you suffer from any of these symptoms because it might turn it worse.  

You need to get the emergency medical help if you suffer from:

  • Blood or mucus in your stool
  • Persistent diarrhoea
  • Abdominal or stomach pain/cramping

Using this drug for a long time or repeated period without the suggestion of doctor might cause oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection and even oral or vaginal fungal infection.  

You need to contact your doctor if you come across any new symptoms, white patches in your mouth and a change in vaginal discharge. 

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects so if you suffer from any other conditions then do contact your doctor once.  

Cefaclor interactions 

Always remember that your doctor is already aware about the possible drug interactions and there are also chances that he or she might be monitoring you for them.  

Without the permission of the doctor, you should never start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine. Make a list of all the products that you are using and share with your doctor.  

Before you start taking this medicine, do inform your doctor well in advance about all the products that you are taking like prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products.  

In case, you are using warfarin then inform your doctor immediately.   

Cefaclor is also known for causing false-positive results with few of the diabetic urine testing products like cupric sulphate-type.  

It is also known for affecting the results of a few lab tests. So it is always better to inform your laboratory personnel and your doctor about using this drug.  

There are total 24 drugs that are known to interact with this drug

3 major drug interactions

21 moderate drug interactions 

Some of the names of drug that interact with Cefaclor tablets include Amoxicillin, Cefazolin, Cipro, Lyrica, Panadol, Ventolin, Warfarin, etc.   

Therefore, no interaction has been found between Ceclor and clindamycin but before taking it; make sure that you consult your doctor once.  

Cefaclor mechanism of action 

This medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Therefore, remember that it is not going to treat any viral infections.  

Cefaclor warnings 

You should always take this medicine under the supervision of your doctor because it can cause certain problems if not taken properly.  

Cefaclor tablets might increase your risk of the stomach as well as intestine problems. It can also cause colitis as well as infection with a type of bacteria known as clostridium difficile.  

You should strictly not use this medication in case you are allergic to cefoxitin or to similar antibiotics.  

It can also cause a serious allergic reaction, so if you are suffering from an allergic reaction to penicillin antibiotics then you are at a high risk of an allergic reaction to this drug.  

You should strictly not take this medicine if you have ever suffered from any kind of allergic reaction with this drug. 

We only ship medications which are approved by FDA, Also please consult your doctor to make a full decision on what medication to take.

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