What is Cefaclor used for?

This medication is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections (such as middle ear, skin, urine and respiratory tract infections). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic only treats bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.




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Cefaclor Frequently Asked Questions

Shake the bottle well before each dose. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually every 8 or 12 hours. You may take this medicine with food if stomach upset occurs.

For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.

Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Cefaclor Dosage and Form Information

Suspension Reconstituted Oral
125 Mg/5Ml
375 Mg/5Ml
250 Mg/5Ml
250 Mg
500 Mg

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