Drug ID: 3d00000043
Drug Name: Cefaclor
Generic Names: Halocef | Keflor-Mr | Halocef | Keflor | Keflor | Diclor | Distaclor | Clorocef | Diclor | Distaclor | Alclor | Halclor | Radiclor | Distaclor | Eclor Premix | Radiclor | Distaclor | Keflor | Distaclor | Distaclor | Alclor | Vercef | Keflor | Eclor La | Distaclor | Distaclor | Keflor | Vercef | Vercef | Diclor | Ceclor | Pulvules | More
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: The usual adult dose of cefaclor is 250-500 mg every 8 hours or 375-500 mg every 12 hours.
Recommended In: 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.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet, capsule and suspension to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as ear drops to instill into the affected ear.
Storage: Store it at room temperature.
Dosage Forms: Tablet | Capsule | Suspension | Ear drops
Side Effects: 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)
In Case of Overdose: The toxic symptoms following an overdose of cefaclor may include nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, and diarrhea. The severity of the epigastric distress and the diarrhea are dose related. If other symptoms are present, it is probable that they are secondary to an underlying disease state, an allergic reaction, or the effects of other intoxication.
Unless 5 times the normal dose of cefaclor has been ingested, gastrointestinal decontamination will not be necessary.
Protect the patient's airway and support ventilation and perfusion. Meticulously monitor and maintain, within acceptable limits, the patient's vital signs, blood gases, serum electrolytes, etc. Absorption of drugs from the gastrointestinal tract may be decreased by giving activated charcoal, which, in many cases, is more effective than emesis or lavage; consider charcoal instead of or in addition to gastric emptying. Repeated doses of charcoal over time may hasten elimination of some drugs that have been absorbed. Safeguard the patient's airway when employing gastric emptying or charcoal.
Avoid If: 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.
Take full course of treatment.
Avoid excess dosage.
Drug Interaction: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: live bacterial vaccines, probenecid, warfarin.
Although most antibiotics probably do not affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, some antibiotics may decrease their effectiveness. This could cause pregnancy. Examples include rifamycins such as rifampin or rifabutin. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this antibiotic.
This medication may cause false positive results with certain diabetic urine testing products (cupric sulfate-type). This drug may also affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.