Information about Cefaclor

Cefaclor uses

Cefaclor is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How cefaclor works

Cefaclor 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 of cefaclor

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

Available Medicine for Cefaclor

  • ₹93 to ₹268
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    5 variant(s)
  • ₹67 to ₹458
    Menarini India Pvt Ltd
    11 variant(s)
  • ₹480 to ₹540
    Menarini India Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹158 to ₹412
    United Biotech Pvt Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹80 to ₹310
    Icarus Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹47 to ₹87
    Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹45
    Omega Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹116
    Taurus Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹49
    Zee Laboratories
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹50 to ₹73
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice for Cefaclor

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 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
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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.

Content on this page was last updated on 07 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)