Brand name: Ceclor
Generic names: Ceclor, Raniclor, Cefaclor, Ceclor Pulvules, Distachlor, Ceclor CD, Solar, Alenfral, Alfacet, Alfatil, Cephaclor, Distaclor, Kefral, Panacef, Panoral
Ceclor is a popular medication that has been labeled as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is prescribed for the treatment of a huge variety of bacterial infections like skin infections, ear infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, urinary tract infections. This remedy will not work for viral infections, colds or flu.
Contact your physician or pharmacist to learn more information about the effects of this product.
Do not stop taking Ceclor earlier than it was prescribed by your doctor, even if you notice improvements. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is abruptly stopped.
Be prepared, Ceclor may make you dizzy or deteriorate your coordination. Avoid doing hazardous tasks, operating machinery, driving or climbing until you are aware how this drug affects you.
The combination of alcohol and Ceclor may cause flushing and a fast heart rate. Don’t drink alcohol while taking this drug.
Always contact a medic before giving Ceclor to a child.
What symptoms or conditions should I report to a doctor before I take this medicine?
Before using Ceclor inform your medical practitioner about:
- heart disorders (such as heart rhythm problems)
- liver or kidney disease
- bleeding problems
- allergy to cefaclor, or to some medicines, dyes, foods, or preservatives
- stomach or intestinal problems (especially colitis)
- other chronic illness
- pregnancy, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant
How to take Ceclor?
This medicine is available in the following forms: capsules, extended-release (long-acting) tabs, and suspension (liquid) to take orally.
The recommended dosage of this medicament is 250 milligrams (mg). The capsule and liquid should be taken every 8 hours (3 times per day) or every 12 hours (twice daily). The long-acting tablet should be taken every 12 hours (twice a day), within 1 hour of eating a meal.
Ceclor is usually accompanied by some liquid. It is important to drink several glasses of water each day while you are taking Ceclor to protect your kidneys. You may take it on a full or on an empty stomach. In order to understate stomach irritation and help your body absorb the drug is desirable to combine with food.
The tablets and capsules should be swallowed whole. Do not break, open (for capsules), chew or crush them. Shake the suspension well before measuring a dose to mix the medicament evenly. Use a specially marked measuring spoon or medicine cup to be sure of the correct dose.
Don’t change the dose unless your medic specifically instructs you to do so.
What should be done if I missed the dose?
In case you forgot to take the dose, take it at your earliest opportunity. Never double your dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Take only one dose at once.
What should you do if you overdose of Ceclor?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you feel an overdose, advise your physician straightway.
What drugs may interact with Ceclor?
Do not take Ceclor with any of the following:
- cefadroxil (Duricef)
- cefditoren (Spectracef)
- cefixime (Suprax)
- cefprozil (Cefzil)
- cefdinir (Omnicef)
- ceftazidime (Fortaz)
- cephalexin (Keflex)
- cefuroxime (Ceftin)
Ceclor may also interact with other antibiotics and probenecid.
This is not a finished list of interactions. Check the detail information with your physician.
Discuss with your health care provider the use of the medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Which side effects can I perceive from this remedy?
- Allergic reaction (itching; difficulty breathing; skin rash or swelling; swelling of your throat, lips, tongue or face; hives)
- Problems with breathing, chest pain, shortness of breath
- Fever, chills
- Nausea, vomiting
- Numbness, tingling in your hands or feet (tremor), muscle stiffness, or spasms
- Difficulty urinating (urinary retention), dark urine, diarrhea or loose stools
- Headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears or hearing loss
- Indigestion, or upset stomach, bloating, stomach gas, pain or cramps
- Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth, pale skin
- Fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
- Fatigue, faintness
- Liver problems, yellowing eyes, skin
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Vaginal itching or discharge
If these persist or worsen, apprise your medic straightway. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. If you feel other reactions not specified above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
How should Ceclor be stored?
Store at room temperature between 15 to 30 degrees C (59 to 86 degrees F), tightly closed, away from sunlight, direct heat, and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Keep Ceclor out of the reach of children and away from pets.