Raniclor review

Raniclor, a second-generation broad-spectrum antibiotic from the antibacterial medications known as cephalosporins, is available by the brand names Ceclor, Ceclor CD, Ceclor Pulvules, and Raniclor.

Raniclor is for bacterial infections like inflammatory illness of the lung, and infections of the ear, lung, skin, throat, and urinary tract. It works by penetrating the body's tissues and fluids, and stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection.

Raniclor should not be given to patients who are allergic to cephalosporin, penicillin or other antibiotics. If they have a kidney disorder or any digestive disease like colitis, patients should tell their healthcare professional of these diseases and get a prescription for a different dosage and be monitored during treatment.

The suspension liquid of Raniclor contains sucrose and is not advisable for diabetics. Pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant should talk with their healthcare professional before taking this medication. Raniclor can be passed through breast milk. Nursing mothers need to tell their healthcare professional if they are breastfeeding before taking the medication, so as not to harm a nursing infant.

Patients should not take antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum while taking Raniclor as these can lower the efficacy of the antibiotic. These include Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta, and Milk of Magnesia. Other medications known to interact with Raniclor include Warfarin (an anticoagulant), Probenecid (an arthritis and gout medication), loop diuretics or water pills, and other antibiotics. Patients should inform their healthcare professional of any prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbal supplements they are taking prior to starting Raniclor treatment.

Known side effects include allergic reactions in the form of rashes, pruritus, urinary tract infectioncaria (hives), pyrexia, serum sickness-like reactions (hypersensitivity), arthralgia (joint pain), and anaphylaxis (whole body atopy). Some patients may experience diarrhea, nausea, emesis, stomach upset, transient hepatitis, jaundice, headaches and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a deadly allergic skin disease). In rare cases, blood disorders, nephritis (kidney inflammation), hyperactivity, nervousness, disrupted sleep, hallucinations, confusion and dizziness have occurred.

Patients should stop taking Raniclor and seek emergency medical attention if they experience severe allergic reactions including breathing difficulties, swelling of the facial tissue, rashes, redness or pruritus, nausea, emesis or diarrhea, blood or mucus in their stools, or unexplained bleeding and bruising. Any side effect experienced by the patient should be reported to their healthcare professional, particularly if it interferes with day-to-day activities.

Raniclor is available in purple and white 250 mg. capsules, purple and gray 500 mg. capsules, and as a suspension (liquid) in strawberry flavor. Ceclor CD is manufactured in blue tables of 375 and 500 mgs. When taking Raniclor in liquid suspension, the bottle needs to be shaken and the correct dosage accurately measured using a measuring spoon.

Raniclor is taken with a full glass of water on a full or empty stomach. Ceclor CD, in extended release capsules, is taken with food or milk to prevent an upset stomach. Ceclor CD pills are made so the medicine is released slowly into the body, so it is advisable not to cut, grind or chew them.

Symptoms of an infection often disappear quickly; however, the bacteria causing the infection may still remain in the body. Stopping the medication process short may cause the body to develop a resistance to the antibiotics.

Raniclor needs to be taken regularly for the prescribed period to make sure the body maintains a consistent level of the medication, and to obtain the best results. Any unused medication should be disposed of after 14 days.

Raniclor has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of raniclor

• Molecular formula of raniclor is C15H14ClN3O4S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is (6R,7R)-7-[(2-amino-2-phenylacetyl)amino]-3-chloro-8-oxo- 5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 367.8074 g/mol
Raniclor 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, 187mg/5ml suspension 50ml bottle, 375mg/5ml suspension 50ml bottle, 125mg/5ml suspension 75ml bottle, 250mg/5ml suspension 75ml bottle

Generic name: Cefaclor

Brand name(s): Alenfral, Alfacet, Alfatil, Ceclor, Ceclor CD, Cefaclorum, Cephaclor, Distaclor, Kefral, Panacef, Panoral

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