Ceclor

Ceclor is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

Supplied:  250mg, 500 mg capsules,  375 mg tablets

How we use it:  Typically, we use Ceclor to treat bacterial infections of the eyelids.

Dosage: The usual adult dose of cefaclor is 250-500 mg every 8 hours or 375-500 mg every 12 hours.

Administration:   Ceclor may be taken without regard to meals; however, absorption is enhanced if administered at the start of a meal. To minimize the potential for gastrointestinal intolerance, Ceclor should be taken at the start of a meal.

 Children: Safety and effectiveness of this product for use in infants less than 1 month of age have not been established.

Pregnancy:  (category B) There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Side Effects:  The most common side effects are:  diarrhea, itchy rash, oral thrush (white, furry, sore tongue or mouth), vaginal thrush (sore and itchy vagina and/or discharge).  The above list includes the more common side effects.  They are usually mild and short-lived.

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