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What does Cefaclor treat?
Cefaclor is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria in your body. This is prescribed to treat a wide range of bacterial infections like ear, throat, nose, skin, urine and respiratory tract infections. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Cefaclor dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms that one might encounter are seizures, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Cefaclor is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase the effect of Cefaclor.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with certain antibiotics, combination-type birth control pills, live vaccines and certain potent diuretics. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Cefaclor might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects could be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, constipation, loss of appetite, headache, anxiety and drowsiness. Serious side effects of this drug are rare but may include dark urine, shortness of breath, yellowing eyes or skin, red skin rash, chest pain and fast or pounding heartbeats. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Cefaclor
- Can I take Cefaclor along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Cefaclor?
- What is the dosage of Cefaclor to be consumed? How should I use Cefaclor?
- How will Cefaclor work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Cefaclor be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Cefaclor is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.