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DISTACLOR 250 MG CAPSULE

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Composition for DISTACLOR (MENARINI INDIA)

Cefaclor(250 mg)

food interaction for DISTACLOR (MENARINI INDIA)

alcohol interaction for DISTACLOR (MENARINI INDIA)

pregnancy interaction for DISTACLOR (MENARINI INDIA)

lactation interaction for DISTACLOR (MENARINI INDIA)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Distaclor 250 mg capsule at a fixed time.
Distaclor 250 mg capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Distaclor 250 mg capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Distaclor 250 mg capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DISTACLOR (MENARINI INDIA)

Cefaclor(250 mg)

Uses

Distaclor 250 mg capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Distaclor 250 mg capsule is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Numbness, Pale red skin, Positive coomb(s) test, Itchy rash, Abnormal urine tests, Allergic reaction, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Joint pain, Burning sensation, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Fainting, Fungal infection of vagina, Anal itching, Generalized itching, Itching, Joint inflammation, Large intestine inflammation, Increased white blood cell count (lymphocytes), Nausea, Pricking sensation, Tingling sensation, Vaginal inflammation, Vasodilation, Vomiting, Weakness, Increase in red blood cell count, Decreased white blood cell count

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Expert advice for DISTACLOR (MENARINI INDIA)

Do not start or continue the cefaclor and consult your doctor:
  • If you have diarrhea, stomach infection, or a blood clotting disorder.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding.
  • If you have a metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency in the production of the liver enzyme phenylalanine (phenylketonuria).
  • If the infection is not found to be because of bacteria or when it is used for prevention of infection.

Frequently asked questions for DISTACLOR (MENARINI INDIA)

Cefaclor

Q.Is cefaclor or Ceclor penicillin, cephalosporin, or sulfa drug?
Cefaclor or Ceclor (brand name for cefaclor) does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic

Q.Is cefaclor the same as cephalexin or Keflex?
Both cefaclor and cephalexin belongs to the different class, i.e. cephalexin or Keflex (brand name for cephalexin) is first generation cephalosporin whereas cefaclor is second generation cephalosporin. Their effect may vary upon individual conditions or response

Q.Can I take paracetamol or Panadol with cefaclor?
You can take paracetamol or Panadol (brand name for paracetamol) with cefaclor

Q.Does cefaclor affect birth control or affect the contraceptive pill?
Cefaclor can affect the birth control effect of contraceptive pill

Q.Is cefaclor safe for Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)?
Yes, cefaclor can be used in patients with G6PD deficiency. Please consult your doctor before use

Q.Does cefaclor treat chlamydia?
No, cefaclor is not effective in treatment of chlamydia infection.

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Content on this page was last updated on 02 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)