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Cefaclor

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

A cephalosporin antibiotic, Cefaclor kills sensitive bacteria by interfering with formation of the bacteria's cell wall. It is used for treating bacterial infections of the ear, throat, lung, skin and urinary tract.

The main side effect of this medicine is hypersensitivity. Other side effects may include mild diarrhoea, headache, nausea, tiredness, sinus infection and vomiting. It is safe to discuss with your doctor if you should take this medicine if you have diarrhoea, a stomach infection, phenylketonuria or a blood clotting disorder. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, only take this medicine if prescribed by your doctor. Certain medicines like probenecid and oral anticoagulants may interact with the action of this medicine so inform your doctor if you are taking extra medicines.

Take this medication at evenly spaced times for best results. It is taken by mouth usually every 8 or 12 hours for as long as your doctor prescribes. To prevent stomach upset, take this Cefaclor with food. Follow your doctors instructions on how to use it and avoid missing any dosses.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Bacterial Infections

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Articlor 250mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Articlor 250mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Articlor 250mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Cefaclor, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Cefaclor as ingredient

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Cefaclor is a common medication for treating bacterial infections of the ear, skin, throat, urinary tract and others. It is a beta-lactam-based antibiotic, which binds to the cell walls of the penicillin-binding proteins.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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