Distaclor

Distaclor

cefaclor

Manufacturer:

A. Menarini

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cefaclor
Indications/Uses
Otitis media, lower & upper resp tract infections, UTI, skin & skin structure infections, sinusitis, gonococcal urethritis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 250 mg every 8 hr. Bronchitis & pneumonia 250 mg tds. Sinusitis 250 mg tds for 10 days. More severe infections Dose may be doubled, not to exceed 4 g daily for 28 days. Acute gonococcal urethritis Male & female 3 g as single dose + probenecid 1 g. Childn 20 mg/kg daily in divided doses every 8 hr. Bronchitis & pneumonia 20 mg/kg daily in divided doses tds. More serious infections, otitis media, infections caused by less susceptible organisms 40 mg/kg daily in divided doses. Max: 1 g daily. Otitis media & pharyngitis BD treatment option: Total daily dose may be divided every 12 hr. Duration of treatment: β-hemolytic streptococcal infections At least 10 days.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.
Special Precautions
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins, penicillins & other β-lactams. Antibiotic-induced pseudomembranous colitis; history of GI disease. Overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms due to prolonged use. False +ve urine glucose test. Renal impairment. Pregnancy & lactation. Infant <1 mth.
Adverse Reactions
Hypersensitivity reactions, GI disorders, slight elevations of hepatic enzymes, BUN & serum creatinine.
Drug Interactions
Increased anticoagulant effect w/ oral anticoagulants. Inhibited renal excretion by probenecid.
MIMS Class
Cephalosporins
ATC Classification
J01DC04 - cefaclor ; Belongs to the class of second-generation cephalosporins. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Distaclor oral susp 125 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
60 mL x 1's
Form
Distaclor oral susp 187 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
60 mL x 1's
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