Medicine Overview of Veklor Tablet DT
Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used in serious bacterial infections of various body parts like urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, brain and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Side Effects of Veklor are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Injection site reaction, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
In Depth Information on Veklor Tablet DT
Your doctor has prescribed Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
- Discontinue Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT as it may cause increased side effects.
Veklor Tablet DT related warnings
Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT 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.
Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
It is not known whether Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Veklor 125 mg Tablet DT, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Veklor Tablet DT
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 Veklor the same as cephalexin or Keflex?
Both Veklor and cephalexin belongs to the different class, i.e. cephalexin or Keflex (brand name for cephalexin) is first generation cephalosporin whereas Veklor 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 Veklor affect birth control or affect the contraceptive pill?
Veklor can affect the birth control effect of contraceptive pill
Q. Is Veklor safe for Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)?
Yes, Veklor can be used in patients with G6PD deficiency. Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does Veklor treat chlamydia?
No, Veklor is not effective in treatment of chlamydia infection.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Veklor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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