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Cefaclor Capsules
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Drug Name:

Cefaclor Capsules Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Cefaclor 250mg, 500mg; caps.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Cefaclor Capsules:

Susceptible infections including otitis media, lower respiratory or urinary tract, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, skin and skin structure.

Adult:

250–500mg every 8 hrs.

Children:

<1month: not recommended. ≥1month: 20mg/kg per day in 3 equally divided doses. Otitis media, more serious or less susceptible infections: 40mg/kg per day in 3 equally divided doses (may give in 2 divided doses for pharyngitis or otitis media); max 1g/day.

Warnings/Precautions:

Penicillin or other allergy. Discontinue if colitis occurs and treat. Severe renal dysfunction. GI disease (esp. colitis). Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

May cause false (+) Coomb's test or glucose test with Clinitest or Benedict's or Fehling's soln. Potentiated by probenecid. Monitor warfarin. ER: antagonized by concomitant (within 1 hr) aluminum or magnesium-containing antacids.

See Also:

Cefaclor Extended-Release Tablets

Cefaclor Suspension

Pharmacological Class:

Cephalosporin.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, GI upset, rash, blood dyscrasias, hepatic dysfunction, cough, CNS stimulation, serum-sickness-like reactions.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand names Ceclor CD (ext-rel tabs); Ceclor (caps, susp); Raniclor (caps).

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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