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What is Ceclor and why am I allergic to it?

What is Ceclor and why am I allergic to it?

Ceclor: Ceclor is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is similar, though not exactly, in structure to penicillin antibiotics. There are many reasons you can be allergic to it, but it is simply the way your body is made. Avoid and use something else. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Rand
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Cefaclor (Definition)

Cefaclor is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Group b strep positive and allergic to ceclor. Will I be able to take penicillin during labor?

Group b strep positive and allergic to ceclor.  Will I be able to take penicillin during labor?

Probably not: When a woman is allergic to penicillins and has group b strep, she should be tested during pregnancy to see what other antibiotics her gbs is sensitive to. That way, they will know what antibiotic to treat you with when you are in labor. ...Read more

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Is cefaclor used to treat ear pain?

Is cefaclor used to treat ear pain?

Ear infection: Cefaclor (brand name ceclor) is commonly used to treat middle ear infections (those that occur behind the ear drum). There are many causes of pain in the ear that are not related to infection - especially throat, jaw, dental and sinus problems - and many of these will not respond to Ceclor or other antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cefaclor(liquid) after the expiration date?

Not recommended : Expired medicines usually lose effectiveness but do not become harmful. It is not recommended that you use it if you want it to be efficacious. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking Ceclor medicine?

What are the side effects of taking Ceclor medicine?

Side effects ceclor: Most common side effect is allergic rash with itching, joint pais or anaphylaxis which is an emergency.Other side effects are gastrointestinal, like abdominal cramps, nausea&vomiting &diarrhea, liver toxicity with elevated liver enzymes, decrease in white cells, platlets, eosinophilia and aplastic anemia and hemolytic anemia..Toxic epidermal necrolysis, interstitial nephritis.Confusion, hallucinations. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my safeway pharmacy advised that Ceclor antibiotic caps are no longer available.what is the reason for this?

Ask for alternative: If Ceclor antibiotic caps are no longer available, then you should discuss with your doctor whether there is an alternative medicine that you could take. ...Read more

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Anyone know the shelf life of cefaclor?

On the bottle: The bottle should indicate the expiration date. Cefaclor tablets or capsules should be stored in cool dry conditions. Cefaclor liquid should be refrigerated. ...Read more

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How should I take cefaclor?

How should I take cefaclor?

With food: Regular Cefaclor is usually taken three times a day, extended release is taken twice a day. Both should be taken with food. ...Read more

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Cefaclor capsules 500 mg is used for?

Antibiotic: Cefaclor is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of different bacterial infections. It's not only used to treat uti's, but skin infections, ear infections and pneumonia. ...Read more