Active ingredients: cefaclor
What it is used for
INDICATIONS: Infections due to susceptible microorganisms. Lower respiratory infections, including pneumonia, bronchitis and exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. Upper respiratory tract infections, including pharyngitis and tonsillitis and otitis media. Note: Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. Cefaclor appears to be as effective as phenoxymethylpenicillin in the eradication of Streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of cefaclor in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present. Skin and skin structure infections. Urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis and cystitis. 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
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 18 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white granular powder forming a red suspension on reconstitution with water.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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.
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