Cefaclor Tab: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT CEFACLOR
CEFACLOR belongs to the class cephalosporins. CEFACLOR is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections; infections of the skin, ears, tonsils, throat and urinary tract.
• Nausea and vomiting
• Stomach upset
• Genital itching
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CEFACLOR
• Take CEFACLOR irrespective of meals or with a light meal to avoid stomach upset.
• Disperse CEFACLOR in half a glass of water and drink. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
• Avoid heavy meals, dairy and milk products while on CEFACLOR medication as it will affect the way medicine works. You may also experience stomach upset with CEFACLOR, take light and non-spicy meals.
• Complete the full course of antibiotics and do not leave it in the mid-way despite symptomatic relief. It may take 7-12 days for the infection to disappear completely.
• Keep your doctor informed if you are taking any other medication along with CEFACLOR especially if you are taking medicines like warfarin, Probenecid and antacids.
• Do not hesitate to contact your doctor if you are experiencing sudden onset of rashes or swelling in the face, lips, mouth, throat or entire body.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) How does CEFACLOR help? A) CEFACLOR helps by fighting an array of bacterial infections, and further prevents bacteria from growing. CEFACLOR acts by interfering with the bacterial protein synthesis, thereby kills the bacteria.
Q) Can I stop taking CEFACLOR on my own? A) No, do not stop taking CEFACLOR on your own. Stopping the medicine in the midway can lead to recurring of a stronger infection. In case of any discomfort, discuss with your doctor.
Q) Who should avoid taking CEFACLOR? A) CEFACLOR can be safely taken when it has been prescribed by a doctor. However, elderly and patients with chronic kidney and liver diseases should take it at minimum required doses and with caution.
Q) Can I take vaccination while using CEFACLOR? A) No, you are advised not to have vaccinations/immunizations unless your doctor asks. This is because CEFACLOR may cause live bacterial vaccines not to work.
Q) Is long-term treatment with CEFACLOR safe? A) No, you are advised to take CEFACLOR as long as your doctor has prescribed. Taking CEFACLOR for long period of time may increase your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
Q) Can CEFACLOR be used to treat flu? A) No, antibiotics such as CEFACLOR will not work for the treatment of flu or other viral infections. Discuss with your doctor regarding your health condition, he/she may prescribe you an alternate medicine.