Cefaclor

Overview

cefaclorCefaclor is a semi-synthetic oral antibiotic produced by Eli Lilly under the brand name Ceclor. Cefaclor belongs to the second generation cephalosporin antibiotic family. Cefaclor stops the growth and multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting cell wall synthesis and these cell wall protects them from their immediate environment and helps in keeping the contents of the bacteria intact, so if the cell wall is unable to protect the bacteria, it dies. Cefaclor is a very effective antibiotic against many microorganisms such as staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenza, E. coli and Streptococcus pneumonia. Cefaclor is a broad-spectrum antibiotic because it has the ability to destroy many bacterial cells including Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria. The drug is used in the treatment of many bacterial infections such as pneumonia and infections of the ears pneumonia and infections of the ears, lungs, throat, urinary tract infections and skin infections. Cefaclor may be used together with another antibiotic which is known as combination therapy. There are three major types of cefaclor and they are cefaclor capsule, cefaclor tablets extended-release (long-acting), and cefaclor suspension, and they are all administered orally. Cefaclor will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Cefaclor dosage

Cefaclor dose includes cefaclor 250mg, cefaclor 500mg, and 1 g doses and it is well absorbed after administration whether it is taken with or without food. You are to take this medication exactly as prescribed by the physician. Do not take the medication for longer than recommended by your doctor or in a larger amount. Make sure you strictly follow the directions on your prescription label given by your doctor. Cefaclor 500mg can be taken twice in a day by adults while Cefaclor 250mg would be taken three times in a day for adult also.

cefalor-250mgCefaclor capsule and cefaclor tablets are taken with a full glass of water and it works best if taken with a meal or within 30 minutes of a meal.

The cefaclor chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it, but do not crush, chew, or break cefaclor tablet, swallow the tablet whole, because breaking or crushing the tablet may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

Shake cefaclor suspension very well before you measure a dose, to be sure you get the correct dose, be sure you measure the suspension with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup. Cefaclor capsule and suspension are usually taken with or without food every 8 or 12 hours while cefaclor tablet is usually taken within 1 hour of eating a meal every 12 hours (twice a day) for 7 to 10 days. Make sure you complete the cefaclor dose for the entire time prescribed by your healthcare personnel. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated, but do not stop taking your medication because if you stop taking cefaclor too soon or skip doses, your infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to the antibiotics. Take cefaclor at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label given by the healthcare personnel carefully.

Storage for cefaclor

Store cefaclor tablets and capsules at room temperature completely away from moisture and heat and store cefaclor oral suspension in the refrigerator, but do not allow it to freeze and throw away any unused cefaclor that is older than 14 days.

Precaution

Cefaclor should not be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Cefaclor should be completely avoided if there is a history of immediate hypersensitivity reaction and renal impairment. Cefaclor can cause false results in laboratory results if taken before the test is done. Cefaclor has also been reported to cause a serum sickness-like reaction in children.

Where to buy cefaclor

You can buy cefaclor from a reliable pharmacy recommended by your physician or health care personnel to avoid buying a fake cefaclor. You can also buy Cefaclor from online, although not always advisable because of the fraudulent activities by some pharmaceutical companies unless the company is recommended to be reliable.