Cefaclor Er


What is Cefaclor Er used for?

This medication is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections (such as skin 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 Er Frequently Asked Questions

Take this medication by mouth with a meal as directed by your doctor, usually every 12 hours. Swallow this medication and then drink a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters). Swallow the tablets whole. Do not crush or chew the tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects.

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.

Antacids may decrease the absorption of this medication. If you use antacids, take them at least 1 hour apart from this drug.

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 Er Dosage and Form Information

Tablet ER 12 Hr
500 Mg

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