Cefaclor (Apo) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cefaclor. On this page you will find out more about Cefaclor (Apo), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: cefaclor
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cefaclor (Apo) 250 mg/5 mL powder for oral liquid, 75 mL
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Infections due to susceptible microorganisms. Lower respiratory infections, including pneumonia, bronchitis and exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. Upper respiratory tract infections, including pharyngitis and tonsilitis and otitis media. Note: Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheuamtic fever. Cefaclor appears to be as effective as phenoxymethylpenicillin in the eradication of Streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of cefaclor in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present. Skin and skin structure infections. Urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis and cystitis. Appropriate culture and susceptibility studies should be performed to determine susceptibility of the causative organism to cefaclor.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White to off-white granular powder forming a red suspension on reconstitution with water.|
|Dosage Form||Oral Liquid, powder for|
|Route of administration||Oral|
75mL (Reconstituted): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Moisture,Protect from Light|
|Life time||21 Months|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 May 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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