Cefaclor is an antibiotic which refers to the cephalosporin group

Cefaclor – antibiotic

Cefaclor is an antibiotic which refers to the cephalosporin group. Cefaclor is prescribed for treating infections of ears, throat; bronchitis, urinary tract problems. It works by fighting bacteria in the body and preventing it from multiplying. It may be prescribed to treat other complaints, not listed in the article.

Cefaclor is an antibiotic

Cefaclor is an antibiotic

Brand(s): Cefaclor, Ceclor, Raniclor

Manufacturer: Yung Shin Pharmaceutical Ind. Co.

Clinico-pharmacological group:

Cephalosporin antibiotic, antibacterial preparation.

Composition, structure and packing:

Capsules, coated, two-colored, printed “985”

Basic ingredient:

Cefaclor, 125 mg

Other ingredients:

Cornstarch, gelatin, silicone, titanium dioxide

The composition of the coating film:

Cellulose, cornstarch, silicone, sodium, sucrose, gelatin


It is necessary to consult your physician before starting the therapy to avoid worsening of the state. Discuss other medications which preceded Cefaclor and your reactions. The dosage and the regimens might be changed during the treatment according to the patient’s indications and health state. The dose ranges from 125 mg to 250. In case there is a complicated case, such as pneumonia, the dosage may be doubled. Do not measure the dose on your own.

The name of infection Dosage

For adult patients

  • Laryngitis 250 mg every 8 hours
  • Otitis media 250 mg every 8 hours
  • Tonsillitis 375 mg per day
  • Skin infections 375 mg per day
  • Chronic bronchitis 500 mg per day

The usual dosage for children is measured according to body weight, 20 mg/2,2 lb. In complicated cases the dose may be doubled to 40 kg/2,2 lb.

Pay attention that the therapy usually lasts 7-10 days and should not be stopped earlier even if the symptoms are gone. Stick to the regimen as it is directed. Do not keep using the medicine longer than it is prescribed. Follow the administrated schedule, which might be directed according to the individual factors of the patient’s state.

Never take double doses to reach better results in case you miss the dose. Skip it if it is time for another dose.


Taken appropriately Cefaclor is safe. The main sign of the overdose is intoxication. The possible symptoms are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reactions

The overdose signs are stopped with supporting treatment. Get an emergency help if you suspect taking too much medication.

Side effects

After certain examining, there were reports about side effects caused by hypersensitivity and included allergic reactions to the preparation. The signs of the allergy may also include gastrointestinal problems, such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting. Seek emergency help if you experience

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Fever and body pains
  • Swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

The common treatment schedule often includes combination of medicines that is why there is a difficulty identifying the main cause of the side effects. Consult your doctor to find more information of side effects and the ways of preventing them.

Indications for use

Cefaclor is prescribed for treating bacterial infections and has antibacterial effect. It is directed to treat infections of the nose, ears, breathing system, skin infections, and infections of the urinary tract. It can be administrated for other purposes, not given in this article. Note that the treatment should not last without doctor’s supervision. Do not use Cefaclor for other problems unless you are prescribed. You may get false sugar lab tests after taking Cefaclor. Warn other doctors about taking the antibiotic.


You may not be able to take Cefaclor if you have been allergic to it or other antibiotics of its group once. Warn the specialist if you have ever had any allergy for eating products, chemical substances, medicines, etc. It is necessary to know if you have got any problems with indigestion, renal impairment or liver failure. In case you have any of these problems, your dose must be measured according to your state. Perhaps, you will be asked to take some laboratory tests during the treatment, to make the therapy as safe as possible.

Do not use Cefaclor as an antiviral preparation for flu, cold and other deceases. The medicine is not supposed to be harmful for unborn children, but inform your specialist about your pregnancy. Cefaclor passes into the breast milk. Ask your doctor about other risks you run into when you take the antibiotic. Remember that antibiotics influence different body systems, not only those, which are infected by bacteria.

Where to buy?

Buy medications in the pharmacy using doctor’s prescription. Buying medications online can be cheaper, as some stores offer special discounts. Online pharmacies offer delivering to your home or working place.