Also generically prescribed as cefaclor, Ceclor is typically used to a treat a variety of bacterial infections, including but not limited to urinary tract infections, ear infection, skin infections, tooth infections, tonsillitis, and bronchitis. Ceclor is a cephalosporin antibiotic.
Patients should take Ceclor for as long as it has been prescribed as ceasing the medication too early may invite the infection to return more aggressively than before.
Ceclor is not approved for all patients and a thorough medical history should be understood before prescribing this medication. Patients with a medical history which includes a gastrointestinal disease such as colitis or kidney disease may not be able to take Ceclor without special monitoring, if at all, depending on the condition or the severity of the condition.
The American Food and Drug Administration rated Ceclor as a pregnancy risk category B. Ceclor is not expected to cause harm to an unborn fetus, although the prescribing physician should still discuss whether the benefits outweigh the risks before using this medication. Ceclor does pass through the mother’s breast milk and is likely to affect a nursing baby. Ceclor should not be prescribed to women who are currently nursing.
Ceclor in the suspension form contain something called sucrose, which can affect people with diabetes. Patients with diabetes should avoid Ceclor Suspension.
There is a risk of side effects which may occur when first taking Ceclor. Some side effects can induce serious health problems, and should the suspicion that a patient is experiencing a serious side effect or an allergic reaction arise, then the patient should be sent to the nearest hospital. An allergy to Ceclor is likely to present with swelling, typically of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, hives, and difficulty breathing. Other serious side effects may include severe nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting, dehydration from vomiting and diarrhea, redness, itching, rash, mucous or blood in the stools, unusual bleeding or bruising, or difficulty breathing.
Often less serious side effects are more likely to occur. Less serious side effects are likely to include symptoms such as a yeast infection of either the mouth or the vagina or mild nausea and diarrhea. These side effects should be reported to the prescribing physician in an attempt to find an appropriate dosage. Other side effects not listed should also be reported as side effects can not always be predicted.
Taking too much Ceclor can lead to complications brought on by an overdose, whether taking too much medication at one time or taking doses too close together. If a dose of Ceclor has been accidentally skipped, it should be taken as soon as it has been remembered provided it is not almost time for the next scheduled dose. If it is nearing time for the next dose of Ceclor, then the missed dose can be skipped. Patients should be careful to never miss more than one dose. An overdose is a medical emergency which requires immediate medical assistance. Symptoms such as muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and seizures are indicative of an overdose.
There are other medications which may or may interact with Ceclor, or may become less effective or make Ceclor less effective. Patients should always ask a pharmacist or the physician who prescribed their medication before taking any new medications, including over the counter medications and herbal supplements. Medications with known interactions with Ceclor include loop diuretics, probenecid, warfarin or other blood thinners, and additional antibiotics.
Ceclor has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of ceclor is C16H16N4O8S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-(carbamoyloxymethyl)-8-[2-(2-furyl)-2-methoxyimino-acetyl] amino-7-oxo-2-thia-6-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-4-ene-5-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 424.386 g/mol
• Ceclor available : 250mg capsules, 500mg capsules, 187mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 375mg/5ml suspension 100ml bottle, 125mg/5ml suspension 150ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 150ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 75ml bottle
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