Compare Ceftin vs. Ceclor

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Ceclor (cefaclor)

Prescription only
Treats bacterial infections.

Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to take the full course without stopping so that the medication can work.

Treats bacterial infections.

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.

Upsides
  • Good at treating many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available in several different forms: pill, oral suspension, and injection.
  • Available in generic.
  • 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.
Downsides
  • Must take the liquid suspension with food.
  • Acid reducers can lower the effectiveness of Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil). Talk to your doctor if you are on acid reducers.
  • 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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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Oral suspension
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
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Side effects
The Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
6possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    3%
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
    2%
  • High white blood cells
    2%
  • Rash
    2%
  • Vaginal inflammation
    2%
  • Vaginal fungal infection
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Allergic reaction
    • History of penicillin allergy
    • History of cephalosporin allergy
  • New infection
    • Taking Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) for a long time
  • Diarrhea
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  • Allergic reaction
    • Allergy to antibiotics
    • Penicillin allergy
  • New infection
    • Taking Ceclor (cefaclor) for a long time
  • Diarrhea
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