Cefaclor (Ceclor) is known as a powerful antibiotic with a wide specter of action. It can be used to treat urinary tract infections, ear, throat and skin infections and lung diseases caused by bacteria, including pneumonia. Its action is based on cephalosporin. Cefaclor Ceclor is a second-generation cephalosporin medication, which means that it's even more effective and safe than other drugs.
What is Cefaclor?
Cefaclor Ceclor medical uses
Cefaclor Ceclor has the same pharmacology with penicillin in most manifestations. However, Cefaclor is not usually used to treat infections of central nervous system, including meningitis, because it doesn't effectively penetrate the cerebrospinal fluid. In this case, it's more efficient to use cefotaxime. Cefaclor Ceclor is commonly used to treat such diseases as biliary-tract infections, peritonitis, septicaemia, pneumonia and urinary-tract infections. Cefaclor is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and can be used to fight many different types of bacteria. Cefaclor is administered orally, and it's produced in form of tablets.
The most spread adverse effect of Cefaclor Ceclor is allergic reactions to the drug. If you have any kind of hypersensitivity to the beta-lactam antibacterials, including penicillin, you should avoid taking Cefaclor. This medication is also not recommended to take for pregnant and breast-feeding women. It can cause false positive reactions on several tests, including urinary glucose and Coombs test. In children, taking of Cefaclor sometimes causes serum sickness-like symptoms.
Cefaclor Ceclor has a very small amount of side-effects, among which the most noticeable and common is hypersensitivity and allergic reactions on the medicine. A small per cent of patients, hypersensitive to penicillin, are usually allergic to Cefaclor. The allergic reactions usually show as rashes, urticaria, itching and fever. Sometimes it also causes arthralgia and anaphylaxis. In children, Cefaclor Ceclor allergy frequently presents as severe serum sickness-like reactions. It has caused negative attitude to the drug as to pediatric antibiotic.
Other side effects of Cefaclor are related to gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain. It is also possible to get headaches and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Rarely, Cefaclor Ceclor administration leads to blood disorders, hallucination, hypertonia and nervousness and hyperactivity. There were cases of toxic epidermal necrolysis. With higher doses, the risk of getting diarrhea and skin diseases also grows.
Cefaclor Ceclor has several interactions with other drugs, which cause serious problems with health, enhancing adverse effects of both interacting medicines. For example, together with Coumarins, Cefaclor can lead to increase of its anticoagulant effect, which causes the same changes in the patient's clinical conditions that liver disease usually does. Probenecid reduces the excretion of Cefaclor, which makes its concentration in blood plasma increase significantly. Antacids reduce the absorption of Cefaclor Ceclor, causing the decrease of its effect.