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Brand name: Aclor

Aclor is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cefaclor. On this page you will find out more about Aclor, 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:
Aclor 125 mg/5 mL powder for oral liquid, 100 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.

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What this medicine is for

ACLOR is indicated for the treatment of the following types of infections caused by or likely to be caused by susceptible organisms: Lower respiratory infections, including pneumonia, bronchitis and exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. Upper respiratory tract infections, including pharyngitis, tonsillitis and otitis media. Skin and skin structure infections. Urinary tract infections including pyelonephritis and cystitis. NOTE: 1. Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. ACLOR appears to be as effective as phenoxymethyl penicillin in the eradication of streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of ACLOR in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present. 2. Appropriate culture and susceptibility studies should be performed to determine susceptibility of the causative organism to cefaclor.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A pink free-flowing dry powder. After constitution a red coloured suspension with a characteristic strawberry odour.
Dosage Form Oral Liquid, powder for
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

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.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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