Ceclor (Cefaclor 250 mg)
€39.90 – €245.90
Brand name: Ceclor
Generic name: Cefaclor
Indications: Bacterial infections of respiratory tract, pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis media, skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, Pyelonephritis
Benefits: Treats bacterial infections in oral use at home
Analogs: Distachlor, Solar, Alenfral, Alfacet, Alfatil, Cephaclor, Distaclor, Kefral, Panacef, Panoral, Raniclor
Generic Ceclor (Cefaclor 250 mg) guide:
What is Generic Ceclor?
Generic Ceclor is a collective term used by pharmacists and doctors when they talk about the medications based on Cefaclor. Cefaclor is an antibiotic developed by a pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly. The brand name registered by the company is Ceclor but the drug is also available under different names because other manufacturers have to come up and register new names for their drugs even if the active substance and the formula coincide with the branded drug.
The medications that can be found when you look for Generic Ceclor are antibiotics used for various infections. The active substance used in the medications belongs to the class of cephalosporins, the broad-spectrum antibiotics that are effective against various gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Is the generic version of the drug inferior to the brand-name drug?
Generic medications are designed to be identical to the branded drugs. They are made based on the same formula, ingredients, and quantity of ingredients. Such drugs are started to be produced either when the exclusive patent of the manufacturer expires or if the patent doesn’t limit the production of the medication to a single pharmaceutical company. Such drugs manufacturing is encouraged by the World Health Organization because they make it possible for people with lower incomes, those who cannot afford medical insurance or live in developing or underdeveloped countries to be able to use the latest and the most effective medications developed to date.
The quality, effectiveness, and conformity of generics to the original formula is verified and tested before the drugs appear on the pharmacy’s shelves. However, usually generics are divided by regions, i.e. in one country, you can find a certain generic which is unavailable in another country and vice versa. It doesn’t mean that the generics unavailable in your country are inferior. It simply means that they are not registered in your country but are used in other countries. Such practice makes drugs cheaper if you buy them at online drugstores. For instance, if you buy Generic Ceclor online, it can be cheaper than the locally sold generics of the drug.
When should you buy and use Ceclor?
Before you buy Cefaclor, you need to understand that even if you have a condition that is listed in the drug indications it doesn’t necessarily mean that the antibiotic will suit you. First of all, you may be allergic to the drug or have a condition in which this particular drug cannot be used. Secondly, in order to be sure that the bacteria which caused the disease will be successfully eliminated with the drug, you need to undergo a susceptibility test first. Thirdly, if you use the drug but in fact don’t have a bacterial infection you won’t feel any improvement of the condition but will only endanger yourself because you may develop resistance to the antibiotic and any subsequent infection treatment will be much more complicated.
The antibiotic is appointed for the therapy of bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, otitis media, urinary infections, and so on.
How the bactericidal effect of the drug is achieved?
The medication violates the synthesis of the enzyme necessary for the bacteria cell walls creation. The drug starts acting in 30-60 minutes after the pill intake. The maximum concentration of the antibiotic in the blood plasma is achieved in 2.5-2.7 hours. The drug’s efficacy isn’t influenced by food, it is almost completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract yet the time of the concentration peak achievement is delayed by 50-70% when the antibiotic is taken with food.
How to use the medication for different conditions?
In this article we provide general instructions for the use of the medication in adults only. If you want to administer the medication to children, please consult a pediatrician as the dosage for kids is calculated based on the body weight and the suspension should be prepared.
– Treatment of Bronchitis with Cefaclor: the daily dosage is from 500 to 1000 mg taken by mouth divided into two intakes a day with an interval of 8 hours. The duration of the treatment course is 7 days.
– Treatment of sinusitis: the daily dosage is from 500 to 1000 mg taken by mouth divided into two intakes a day with an interval of 8 hours. The duration of the treatment course is 10-14 days.
– Treatment of tonsillitis/pharyngitis: the daily dosage is 500 or 1000 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes a day with an interval of 8 hours. The treatment course length is 10 days.
– Treatment of otitis media with Cefaclor: the daily dosage is from 500 to 1000 mg taken by mouth divided into two intakes a day with an interval of 8 hours. The duration of the treatment course is 10-14 days.
– Treatment of Pneumonia: the medication is taken only in case of pneumonia caused by a susceptible pathogen and only if it is of mild to moderate severity. The daily dosage is 1000 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes a day with an interval of 8 hours. The treatment course length is from 10 to 21 days.
– Treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection: the daily dosage is 500 or 1000 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes a day with an interval of 8 hours. The treatment course length is 3-10 days.
-Therapy of Pyelonephritis: the medication is taken only in case of Pyelonephritis caused by a susceptible pathogen and only if it is of mild to moderate severity. The daily dosage is 1000 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes a day with an interval of 8 hours. The treatment course length is 14 days.
– Uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infection treatment: the daily dosage is 500 or 1000 mg taken by mouth and divided into two intakes a day with an interval of 8 hours. The treatment course length is 7-10 days.
Is there a difference between the use of the branded and generic drugs?
The dosages, manner of intake, and the treatment course durations are the same whether you buy Ceclor or its generic analog.
Dosage adjustments for patients with liver or kidney failure
The instruction doesn’t provide the recommendations on the dosage adjustments for patients with mild to moderate liver or kidney failure.
Use of the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding
The medication is not advised to be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, if the expected benefits to the mother outweigh the risk to the fetus, a doctor may still appoint the medication during pregnancy. If the therapy is needed during breastfeeding, it is possible to use the medication without discontinuing lactation yet you need to consult your doctor first.
Contraindications for the drug use
You should not order Ceclor if you are allergic to the medication components, suffer from asthma, chronic renal failure, leukopenia or hemorrhagic syndrome. The drug is also contraindicated for children under the age of one month. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you need to inform your doctor so he will decide whether you need an urgent treatment or that the therapy can wait.
Possible adverse reactions
The medication can cause constipation, indigestion, and loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, and other symptoms. If you have any of these side effects or especially allergic reactions such as rash, itching, swelling, and so on, you need to inform your doctor about them immediately.
Combination with other drugs
Before you order Cefaclor, you need to inform your doctor about all drugs that you currently use or plan to use during the therapy.
The drug is not advised to be combined with coumarins and probenecid.
Antacid medications used to lower stomach acidity and eliminate heartburn reduce the antibiotic’s intake and should be taken at least 4 hours before the antibiotic.
Symptoms and treatment of an overdose
The common symptoms of an overdose with Cefaclor are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The therapy includes the use of activated carbon or other sorbents and in the most severe cases hospitalization and monitoring of blood gases and serum electrolytes with relevant symptomatic therapy application.
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