Cefaclor is used for treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria.
Use Cefaclor as directed by your doctor. Take Cefaclor with or without a meal. Chew the tablet thoroughly before swallowing. Cefaclor works best if it is taken at the same time each day. To clear up your infection completely, continue using Cefaclor for the full course of treatment, even if you feel better in a few days.
Before taking Cefaclor, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Cefaclor, if you have diarrhea, a stomach infection, or a blood clotting disorder, have phenylketonuria or you have had a severe allergic reaction to a penicillin antibiotic (eg, amoxicillin) or other beta–lactam antibiotic (eg, imipenem), if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Cefaclor during pregnancy. Cefaclor passes into breast milk. If you are or will be breast–feeding while you are using Cefaclor, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. Some medicines may interact with Cefaclor. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Cefaclor is effective only against bacteria. It is not effective for treating viral infections (eg, the common cold). Long–term or repeated use of Cefaclor may cause a second infection. Do not treat diarrhea without consulting your doctor. Cefaclor contains phenylalanine. Cefaclor may cause false test results with some urine glucose tests. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Cefaclor.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are- headache, mild diarrhea, nausea, sinus infection, tiredness, vomiting. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately- allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, itching), bloody stools, fever, seizures, severe diarrhea, stomach cramps/pain, urge to have a bowel movement, vaginal irritation or discharge.
Store Cefaclor at 68 – 77 °F (20 – 25 °C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Cefaclor out of the reach of children.
If overdose is suspected seek medical attention immediately. Some of the symptoms of Cefaclor overdose are- diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Cefaclor should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
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