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CEFACLOR (SEF a klor) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take it with food or within 1 hour after eating. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not chew, crush, or cut the tablets. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
fever or chills
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
severe or watery diarrhea
stomach pain or cramps
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
gas or heartburn
antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. There should be an interval of at least 4 hours between doses.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep away from moisture and sunlight. Throw the medicine away after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
stomach or intestine problems (especially colitis)
an unusual or allergic reaction to cefaclor, other cephalosporin antibiotics, penicillin, penicillamine, other foods, dyes or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better in a few days.
If you have diabetes you might get a false-positive result for sugar in your urine. Check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetes medicine.
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