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Brand name: Ceclor CD TM

Active ingredients: cefaclor

What it is used for

For the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible strains of the designated organisms: Acute bronchitis and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis caused by S.pneumoniae, H.influenze, M.catarrhalis. Pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by S.pyogenes (group A streptococci). (Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. Ceclor CD is generally effective in the eradication of stretococci from the oropharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of Ceclor CD in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available). Pneumonia (mild) caused by S.pneumoniae,, H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis. Symptomatic lower urinary tract infections, including cystitis, caused by E. coil, K.pneumonia, P.mirabilis and S.saprophyticus. Skin and soft tissue infections caused by S.pyogenes (group A stretococci). S. aureus. Bacteriologic 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. INDICATIONS AS 7 AUGUST 1996: Ceclor CD is indicated for the treatment of the following types of infections caused by susceptible organisms, in adults and children aged 12years or older: Acute bronchitis and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis; Upper respiratory infections, including phryngitis, tonsillitis and acute bacterial sinusitis; Community-acquired pneumonia of mild to moderate severity (excluding atypical pneumonia); Symptomatic lower urinary tact infections, including cystitis; Skin and skin structure infections. NOTE: 1. Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. Ceclor CD is generally effective in the eradication of streptococci from the oropharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of Ceclor 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
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

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

Visual appearance

Blue capsule shaped tablets with no engraving

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Food interactions

For the active ingredient cefaclor

  • Preferably on an empty stomach, not really problematic.

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 was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on December 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical 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.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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