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Dr. Kenneth Rand
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Cefaclor (Overview)

Cefaclor is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What's the use of cefaclor sustain -realease?

What's the use of cefaclor sustain -realease?

Cefaclor: cefaclor sustain -release is a cephalosporin antibiotic in which the medication is released over an extended period of time. It is used to treat bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Rand
55 doctors shared insights

Cefaclor (Overview)

Cefaclor is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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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My vagina is really itchy and im taking an antibiotic cefaclor. Is this an allergic reaction?

My vagina is really itchy and im taking an antibiotic cefaclor. Is this an allergic reaction?

Yeast infection: The antibiotic could possibly be causing the normal, protective bacteria in the vagina to be overcome which could cause yeast to develop. It is not uncommon to prescribe an anti-yeast medicine to patients when they are exposed to antibiotics in order to prevent the overgrowth and symptoms (itching) from yeast. ...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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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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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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Been diagnosed with viral pharyngitis, taking cefaclor, can I drink a hot toddy tea with liquor?

Been diagnosed with viral pharyngitis, taking cefaclor, can I drink a hot toddy tea with liquor?

Viral pharyngitis?: If it's truly viral pharyngitis, there's no need for the antibiotic (unless there was a bacterial superinfection as well). Liquor may numb the discomfort, but alcohol dries the throat, which the body tries to remedy by producing more mucus. Tea with lemon & honey might be a better choice. ...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

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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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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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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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Can I use the cefaclor(liquid) after the expiration date?

Can I use the cefaclor(liquid) after the expiration date?

Shouldn't: Antibiotics have expiration dates because past those dates the drug may deteriorate and no longer be effective. You should get a new prescription from your doctor if you need one. ...Read more

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Is cefaclor ok if you are allergic to penicilin?

Is cefaclor ok if you are allergic to penicilin?

Probably: Cefaclor belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins, which have a chemical structure similar, but different, to penicillin. Patients with penicillin allergy with react to the first generation of cephalosporins in roughly 10% of cases. However, the newer the cephalosporin, the less it cross-reacts with penicillin. Cefaclor is 2nd-generation, thus the risk should be lower. ...Read more

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What would happen if I were to ingest Ceclor if I am allergic to it?

What would happen if I were to ingest Ceclor if I am allergic to it?

Rash: The most likely reaction to Ceclor is what is commonly called a "serum sickness" type reaction characterized by rash, fever, joint pain and occasionally fever. ...Read more