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- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Distaclor* used for?
Generic for Distaclor* (Cefaclor) is prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections such as ear, nose, throat, skin, urine and respiratory tract infections. It is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Distaclor*?
The dosage of Generic for Distaclor* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Distaclor*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended dosage of Generic for Distaclor* is 250 mg every 8 hours. Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Distaclor*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Distaclor* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Distaclor*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Distaclor*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are seizures, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Distaclor*?
- Ethacrynic acid
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Distaclor*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Distaclor*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Distaclor* can interact with combination-type birth control pills, live vaccines, certain antibiotics, and certain potent diuretics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Distaclor*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Distaclor* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Distaclor* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Distaclor* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Distaclor* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Distaclor* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, headache, anxiety, and drowsiness. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are shortness of breath, red skin rash, dark urine, chest pain, and fast or pounding heartbeats. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Distaclor*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Distaclor*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Distaclor* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Distaclor*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Distaclor*?
How will Generic for Distaclor* work in my body?
How should Generic for Distaclor* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Distaclor* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Generic for Distaclor*, inform your health care professional if you are allergic to penicillins or other cephalosporins, or if you have severe kidney disease and intestinal disease. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breast-feeding.