Karlor CD is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cefaclor. On this page you will find out more about Karlor CD, 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
Information for medicine and pack size:
Karlor CD 375 mg modified release tablet, 10
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.
What this medicine is for
Karlor 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 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. Karlor CD is generally effective in the eradication of streptococci from the oropharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of Karlor 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.
Table of characteristics
Film-coated compressed tablet. Blue, paracapsule shaped, dual radii, 7.62mm, approx length 16mm.
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|Dosage Form||Tablet, modified release|
|Route of administration||Oral|
10 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
2 tablets - physician's sample: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 May 2018
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.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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