Cefaclor   (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing:  (Dacryocystitis,
           Preseptal Cellulitis)
250mg to 500mg po tid¹
Chem Specscefaclor
Quantities 250mg, 500mg capsules. 375mg, 500mg tablets. 125, 187, 250, 375mg suspension.
Cost 115.21/30/500mg   (generic)
Class second-generation cephalosporin
Action ß-lactam antibiotic - inhibits synthesis of bacterial cell wall.
Usage Indicated for the treatment of skin structure and other infections caused by
Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and other organisms.
Up to about 10% of penicillin-sensitive patients will be allergic to the cephalosporins.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics.
Pediatric use > 1 month
Pregnancy Category B. No teratogenicity in rats at 12 times the normal human dose.
No activity against Pseudomonas and methicillin-resistant staphylococci.
Brand names Ceclor, Distaclor, Keflor, Raniclor
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