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Ceclor Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Pronunciation: SEF a klor
Brand: Ceclor, Ceclor CD, Ceclor Pulvules, Raniclor

Ceclor is an antibiotic in a class of drugs known as cephalosporins. Cefaclor fights bacteria in the body. Ceclor is used in the treatment of ear, nose, throat, urinary tract, and skin infections that may caused by specific bacteria, including staph, strep. Ceclor CD, is also used for flare-ups of chronic bronchitis.

Ceclor Dosage

  • For adults, the usual dose is 250 milligrams and you should be taken every 8 hours. Your doctor may also increase the dosage.
  • The usual daily dosage is 20 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day divided into smaller doses and taken every 8 or 12 hours.

Uses of Ceclor

  • Ceclor is used to treat various type of infections such as pneumonia and infections of the ears, lungs, throat, urinary tract, and skin that may be caused by bacteria.
  • Cefaclor fights bacteria in the body.

Side Effects of Ceclor

Before taken Ceclor medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ceclor. Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Nasal inflammation
  • Nausea.

Warnings and precautions before taking Ceclor:

  • Ceclor may also cause a false positive result with some urine sugar tests for diabetics. So your doctor can advise you of any adjustments you may need to make in your medication or diet.
  • It occasionally causes diarrhea. Some diarrhea medications can make this diarrhea worse. So you should consult with your doctor before taking any diarrhea remedy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Drug Interaction :- If you are taking ceclor with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining ceclor with the following:

  • Antacids containing magnesium or aluminum, including Gelusil, Maalox, and Mylanta
  • (interact with Ceclor CD only)
  • Certain antibiotics such as Amikin
  • Certain potent diuretics such as Edecrin and Lasix
  • Probenecid (Benemid)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)

After taken ceclor if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of ceclor overdose may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Vomiting

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