Author Details
Written By
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated
13 Jan 2024 | 01:16 AM (IST)

We provide you with authentic, trustworthy and relevant information

Want to know more

Have issue with the content?

Report Problem

Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup

Prescription Required

Your child’s medicine at a glance

Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup is a medicine that helps treat a wide range of bacterial infections in children. These may include infections of the ear, eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, and urinary tract. It works by stopping the multiplication of infection-causing bacteria thereby preventing the infection from spreading.

To ensure maximum absorption, give Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup an hour before or two hours after meals. In case your child develops a stomach upset, it is better to give it with meals. Give it as per the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor as these depend upon the type and severity of the infection. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of the intake, give the same dose again, but do not double dose if it is the time for the next dose.

Some temporary side effects of this medicine include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and mild skin rash. If your child develops these side effects, they should go away on their own. In case these side effects don’t subside on their own or become bothersome for your child, report to the doctor without any delay.

Let the doctor know if your child has ever had any previous episodes of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. Being aware of your child’s medical history will help the doctor make dose alterations and plan your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup in children

Benefits of Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup is an antibiotic medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections like airways and lung infections (such as pneumonia), ear, nose, and throat infections, tonsillitis, and urinary tract infections. It inhibits the growth of infection-causing bacteria by stopping it from multiplying. This medicine starts showing benefits within 3 to 5 days of regular dosing. However, you must finish the full course of the medicine and never stop it abruptly by yourself as that may worsen your child’s condition or cause infection recurrence.

Side effects of Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup in children

Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Halocef

  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rash
  • Gastrointesinal symptoms
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Drug eruptions
  • Increased white blood cell count (eosinophils)
  • Genital itching
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Vaginal inflammation

How can I give Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Dissolve the powder in sterile water. Shake well and use. Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Halocef Dry Syrup works

Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, this medicine stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading without causing resistance against further treatment.

Safety advice

Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup is recommended.
Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup is relatively safe to use in children with liver disease. However, consult with your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child in case of a severe form of liver disease.

What if I forget to give Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup to my child?

Unless your child’s doctor has advised otherwise, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. In case it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup
₹86.2/Dry Syrup
Maclor 125mg Dry Syrup
Meridian Medicare Ltd
₹83/dry syrup
7% cheaper
Articlor 125mg Dry Syrup
Icarus Healthcare Pvt Ltd
₹132/dry syrup
48% costlier
Hiclor 125mg Dry Syrup
Meddox Formulations
₹82.8/dry syrup
7% cheaper
Nayaclor 125mg Dry Syrup
BMW Pharmaco India Pvt. Ltd.
₹89/dry syrup
same price
K Lor 125mg Dry Syrup
Ridhima Biocare
₹149/dry syrup
68% costlier

Quick tips

  • Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup is not recommended for children less than 1 month of age.
  • Ensure that your child completes the entire course of antibiotics. Quitting in between may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Give this medicine with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Give your child plenty of water if they develop diarrhea as a side effect.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. Never use this medicine for such conditions.
  • Avoid saving up the medicine for future use and focus on giving Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup to your child for their current infection.
  • Stop this medicine and immediately report to your child’s doctor in case your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Intermediate-spectrum {Second generation cephalosporins}
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Cephalosporins: 2nd generation

Interaction with drugs

Taking Halocef with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed

Patient concerns

Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days


Q. Is it harmful if I give a double dose of Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup to my child?

It is always prudent to stay alert while giving medicines to your child because overdoses increase the risk of worsening the condition or causing unwanted side effects. Though an extra dose of Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup is unlikely to do harm, you should speak to a doctor to make sure that your child remains unharmed.

Q. Can Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup cause serious side effects?

Not usually, but rarely it may cause some serious side effects such as persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup?

Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. Which lab tests may my child undergo while taking Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup on a long-term basis?

The doctor may prescribe getting kidney function tests and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.

Q. Can Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup impact my child’s digestive system?

Yes, antibiotics are often accused of causing an upset stomach because while killing the bad bacteria they may unknowingly kill the good bacteria too. As a result, the working of the digestive system may get disrupted. This risk of developing stomach infections is higher in children because they often have a sensitive stomach. You can reduce this risk significantly by giving this medicine to your child with meals. In case your child is having diarrhea while on Halocef 125mg Dry Syrup, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.

Want to share the information?


Tata 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover everything about particular health conditions, lab tests, medicines, all possible side effects, drug interactions, warnings, alerts, etc. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.


  1. Cefaclor [FDA Label]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2003. [Accessed 12 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Medline Plus. Cefaclor. [Accessed 06 Jan. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link

Marketer details

Name: Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Address: Mercantile Chamber, 3rd Floor, 12, J.N. Heredia Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai – 400 001, India.
Country of origin: India

We do not facilitate sale of this product at present


Orders Delivered
Get the link to download App

All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited


Tata 1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant


Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

LegitScript approved
India's only LegitScript and ISO/ IEC 27001:2022 certified online healthcare platform

Know more about Tata 1mgdownArrow

Access medical and health information

Tata 1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1800 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.