Ceclor, available as the generic formulation of Cefaclor, is an anti-bacterial drug used to treat certain types of bacterial infections. The drug works by inhibiting the synthesis of the bacterial cell walls, which causes the bacteria to die. Peak effects of the drug can be felt around sixty minutes after administering the dosage. It is a prescription only drug that should be used to treat only for the conditions indicated.
Ceclor may be used to cure a number of bacterial infections like pneumonia, meningitis, urinary troubles, and infections in the throat, skin, lungs, and ears. The drug is only effective against bacteria and cannot be used to treat viral symptoms like the flu or fever. The healthcare provider would check for suitability of the drug in the treatment, after assessing if the patient is taking any other drugs and how best the drug will be effective in destroying the type of bacteria.
Ceclor is available in dosage strengths of 250 mg and 500 mg in capsule forms.
How to take Ceclor?
It should be taken exactly as prescribed by the physician and after reading the instructions on the product label. The antibiotic may be taken with or without food. Extended release capsules should not be broken or chewed but swallowed directly.
The chewable pills of Ceclor should be taken if prescribed, as this formulation can help to increase the drug’s absorption into the system. The drug is more effective if it is taken at the same time every day during the course of the treatment. One should not discontinue the drug course if the symptoms have improved, but the course of therapy should be completed fully. The dose should not be changed without the doctor’s consent as it can impact the efficacy of the medication.
Most of these symptoms go away once the course is over. Allergic reactions and any severe adverse effects should be treated immediately by seeking professional medical help. Disclose to the physician about pregnancy or other health related issues as the risk of side effects may increase if they are not considered. A few mild side effects are headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness and mild diarrhea. If these symptoms persist or become worse, then consult a doctor immediately.
The medication when taken by pregnant or nursing women, and even though traces of Cefaclor may pass through breast milk it is not yet proven as being harmful to the baby. Ceclor can be used safely with these precautions in mind.
However, Ceclor should be taken only after ensuring that other drugs like Coumarins, Probenecids, and Antacids are not taken simultaneously. They can either combine to interact dangerously or increase the risk of side effects.