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Brand name: Ceclor TM

Active ingredients: cefaclor

What it is used for

Ceclor 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. Ceclor appears to be as effective as phenoxymethyl penicillin in the eradication of streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of Ceclor 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.

Visual appearance

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 was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 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

Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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