Active ingredients: cefaclor
What it is used 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.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A pink free-flowing dry powder. After constitution a red coloured suspension with a characteristic strawberry odour.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient cefaclor
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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