Information about Cefaclor

    Cefaclor uses

    Cefaclor 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.

    How cefaclor works

    Cefaclor is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It prevents bacteria from making their own protective cell wall. This causes the bacteria to rupture and finally death.

    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
      10 variant(s)
    • ₹158 to ₹412
      United Biotech Pvt Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹83
      Meridian Medicare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹59 to ₹78
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹120
      Lupin Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹116
      Taurus Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹51
      Pharma Fabrikon
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹80 to ₹310
      Icarus Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹47 to ₹87
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cefaclor

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
    • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Cefaclor immediately and consult your doctor.
    • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
    • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    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 15 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)