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Brand name: Keflor CD TM

Active ingredients: cefaclor

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS 16 DECEMBER 1997: Keflor CD is indicated for the treatment of the following types of infections caused by susceptible organisms, in adults and children aged 12 years or older: Acute bronchitis and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis; Upper respiratory infections, including pharyngitis, tonsillitis and acute bacterial sinusitis: Community-acquired pneumonia of mild to moderate severity (excluding atypical pneumonia); Symptomatic lower urinary tract infections, including cystisis; Skin and skin structure infections. NOTE 1. Penicillin in the usual drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptoccocal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. Keflor CD is generally effective in the eradication of streptococci from the oropharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of Keflor CD in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available. 2. Bacteriological studies to determine the causative organism and its susceptibility to cefaclor should be performed. Therapy may be started while awaiting the results of these studies. Once these results become available, antimicrobial therapy should be adjusted accordingly.

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
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

film-coated compressed tablet. Blue paracapsule shaped, dual radii, 7.62mm, approx length 16mm.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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