Drug Class: What is Ceclor and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does it work?
Dosage: How should you take this medication?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication
Special information on Ceclor
Ceclor side effects
|Drug Class: What is Ceclor and why is it prescribed?|
| Ceclor, a cephalosporin antibiotic, is used in the treatment of ear, nose, throat, respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin infections caused by specific bacteria, including staph, strep, and E. coli. Uses include treatment of sore or strep throat, pneumonia, and tonsillitis. Ceclor CD, an extended release form of the drug, is also used for flare-ups of chronic bronchitis.
If you are allergic to either penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics in any form, consult your doctor before taking Ceclor. There is a possibility that you are allergic
|Drug Mechanism: How does it work?|
|Cefaclor is a semisynthetic antibiotic of the cephalosporin type, chemically related to penicillin. It is effective against many different bacteria organisms, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, E. coli, and many others.|
|Dosage: How should you take this medication?|
| Take Ceclor exactly as prescribed. It is important that you finish taking all of Ceclor to obtain the maximum benefit.
Ceclor works fastest when taken on an empty stomach. However, your doctor may ask you to take Ceclor with food to avoid stomach upset.
Ceclor CD should be taken with meals or at least within 1 hour of eating because its better absorbed with food. Do not cut, crush, or chew the tablets.
Ceclor suspension should be shaken well before using.
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication|
If Ceclor is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Ceclor with the following:
|Special information on Ceclor|
|The effects of Ceclor during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, Ceclor should be used only under special circumstances. Ceclor appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Ceclor is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to stop nursing your baby until your treatment with Ceclor is finished.|
|Ceclor side effects|
| Side effects of Ceclor cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ceclor.
More common side effects of Ceclor may include:
Less common or rare side effects of Ceclor may include:
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