Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection

Ceclor

(cefaclor)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection
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Treats bacterial infections.

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Our bottom line

Ceclor (cefaclor) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to take the full course without stopping so that the medicine can work.

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Upsides

  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available in 3 different forms: pill, extended-release pill, and liquid suspension.
  • People usually have few side effects when taking it.
  • Ceclor (cefaclor) is available as a generic.
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Downsides

  • Ceclor (cefaclor) can cause diarrhea.
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Ceclor (cefaclor) can interact with your medications and make you more likely to bleed.
  • If you're allergic to penicillins or other antibiotics, you might not be able to take this medicine.
  • You need to take Ceclor (cefaclor) 2 to 3 times a day, which might be hard to remember.
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How it works

Ceclor (cefaclor) is an antibacterial. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering.

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Used for
  • Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
  • Ear infection
  • Acute bronchitis (secondary bacterial infection)
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid

What to expect when you take Ceclor (cefaclor) for Ear infection

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Side effect rates for Ceclor (cefaclor)

  • Diarrhea
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • High white blood cells
  • Rash
  • Vaginal inflammation
  • Vaginal fungal infection

Risks and Warnings for Ceclor (cefaclor)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Allergy to antibiotics
    • Penicillin allergy

    Although rare, Ceclor (cefaclor) can cause a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction. Let your doctor know of any allergies to antibiotics. It is more common if you have a penicillin allergy. If you get a rash, itchy skin, hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face or mouth while taking Ceclor (cefaclor), talk to your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.

Common concerns from people taking Ceclor (cefaclor)

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Food
  • Take with or without food.
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Ceclor (cefaclor) can interact with your medications and make you more likely to bleed.