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What is Cefaclor 250mg used for?

Cefaclor 250mg 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 are the side effects of Cefaclor 250mg?

Like other medicines, Cefaclor 250mg can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects 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.

Cefaclor, a medication typically prescribed to treat acute ear, nose, and throat infections, is known for its wide range of effectiveness against bacterial agents. While it is considered to be generally safe for adults and children ages two months and older, Cefaclor can have several potential side effects associated with its use. 

The most common side effects of Cefaclor include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. Other less frequent side effects reported by those using the drug are headache, dizziness or lightheadedness, skin rash or itching and loss of appetite. In rare cases some patients may experience severe allergic reactions such as trouble breathing; hives; swelling of the face lips tongue or throat; or fever along with sore throat. It is important to consult a doctor immediately if any of these conditions occur after taking Cefaclor.

What is the recommended dosage of Cefaclor?

The dosage of Cefaclor prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. Take Cefaclor with a full glass of water.

What if you miss a dose of Cefaclor 250mg?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Cefaclor 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 Cefaclor 250mg?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cefaclor, 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 Cefaclor 250mg?

  • Amikacin
  • Ethacrynic acid
  • Furosemide
  • Probenecid
  • Warfarin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cefaclor.

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 Cefaclor, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Cefaclor 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 questions to ask your doctor before taking Cefaclor?

Is it possible for me to take Cefaclor with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Cefaclor?
What are the possible drug interactions of Cefaclor?
How will Cefaclor work in my body?
How should Cefaclor be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Cefaclor drug interactions and side effects?

Note

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 Cefaclor, 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.

 

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