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Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S

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FORMULACefaclor 500 mg
COMPANYAGP Pharma
TYPECapsule
About

About

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S belongs to a class of drugs called “Cephalosporins”, specifically used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is known to be Beta-Lactam, a broad-spectrum antibiotic i.e it works against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria. Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is chemically composed of Cefaclor, a 2nd generation cephalosporin. It is effective against a variety of gram-negative bacteria and also some gram-positive microbes. 

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is used in the treatment of bacterial infections such as bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs), infections of the ears, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract and skin. It is not effective against viral infections such as flu or viral fever. Therefore, using any antibiotic when it is not required may decrease its efficacy for future infections. On the other hand, some people might be allergic to penicillin antibiotics and hence they will not be able to take Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S.

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is available on prescription, in the form of oral capsules. Dosage of Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S depends on age, weight, patient's response to the medicine, and their comorbidities. Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is taken orally with or without food in prescribed dosage (usually  8-12 hourly) depending upon the severity of infection and kidney function. Drug dose regimen must be strictly followed without skipping to avoid bacterial resistance. Common side effects of this medication are nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion (stomach ache).

Indications

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is prescribed to adults and children from above 6 months of age. It is used in the treatment of:

  • Infections of respiratory tract like Pneumonia (nose,throat,larynx,trachea, bronchi, lungs)
  • Sinusitis 
  • Tonsillitis 
  • Pharyngitis 
  • Urinary tract (UTIs), skin and soft tissue infections
  • Bone infections
  • Skin infections

How does Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S work

It is an antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called Cephalosporins.They work by preventing the bacteria from forming an important compound (peptidoglycan) for their protective outer coating, called the cell wall essential to bacterial cell growth and multiplication, thereby killing them. 

How To Use Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is to be ingested orally in capsule form  twice or thrice, daily, or as directed by the doctor. It can be ingested either with or without food to overcome stomach problems. The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping an 8-12 hour gap in between each dose. If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule. Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment. It is imperative not to stop Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Available Potencies and Forms

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is available as capsule, tablets, suspensions, drops in the following potencies:

  • Capsules     

                     -250 mg

                     -500 mg

  • Tablets

                      - 375 mg

                      - 750 mg

  • Suspension   

                     -125 mg/ 5 ml

                     - 187 mg/ 5 ml

                     -250 mg/ 5 ml

  • Oral Drops   

                       - 50mg/1 ml

Dosage

Adult Dose

Mild to moderate infections: 250-500 mg oral capsules, 8-10 hourly

An acute flare-up of chronic infections: 500 mg oral capsules, 12 hourly

Duration of antibiotic therapy varies with existing infection, generally, it is taken for 7-10 days

Pediatric Dose

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is not recommended for use in neonates less a month old.

20-40 mg/kg orally, 8-12 hourly, twice or thrice (divided doses) depending on dose

Maximum safe dose:  1g per day

Elderly Dose

As such no major risk or toxicity is imposed in the elderly, however since the majority of this drug is removed by the kidney;any comorbidities and kidney function must be considered before starting the therapy. Dose adjustment is required in such cases. 

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is classified as a Pregnancy category B drug by FDA (meaning no evidence of any risk to the human fetus in controlled animal trials but insufficient data is available). If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor before using Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S. Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is also secreted in human milk, if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S. 

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S:

  • Allergy to Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S or penicillin
  • kidney impairment
  • Severe liver disease
  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S:

  • Mild to moderate liver impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • Anemia 
  • Seizures 
  • Prolonged prothrombin time 
  • Eldery patients
  • Coomb’s test can be tested positive during treatment with Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S. Make sure you provide a complete list of your prescription.

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S:

  • Other antibiotics 
  • Vaccines (eg. typhoid vaccine, BCG)
  • Probenecid
  • Paracetamol / acetaminophen 
  • Acetazolamide 
  • Antivirals such as abacavir
  • Estrogen/estradiol
  • Warfarin 
  • Furosemide
  • Chloramphenicol 

Adverse effects

Like most medicines, Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S has some side effects which include:

Common Adverse Effects

  • Nausea 
  • Indigestion (stomach ache)
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Numbness 
  • Dizziness
  • Change in the taste

Rare Adverse Effects

Immediately consult your doctor if you notice any of the following or worse signs:

  • Hypersensitivity/allergic skin reactions
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Change of colour in vagianl discharge 
  • Oral thrush (opportunistic fungal infection of mouth)
  • Very rarely: pseudomembranous colitis (inflamed large intestine)
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Cold clammy skin, discoloration of fingers
  • Convulsions

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to over burden themselves for a few days
  • Stomach upset (nausea,vomiting and/or diarrhea) -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication with food.It is important to have plenty of fluids during this time.
  • Loss of appetite- having smaller meals at regular meal times or at regular intervals is advised.The patient is asked to snack on healthy and nutritious snacks such as dry fruits throughout the day.
  • Change in taste- this tends to go away as soon as the patient stops taking the medicine but while treatment;saltwater with baking soda (half a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in water) rinses and chewing on sugar free gum can help dissipate the change in taste.

FAQs

#1.What If I Miss A Dose Of Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#2.How To Store Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S?

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3.Will Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#4. Can I Take Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S During My Pregnancy?

Yes,Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#5. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S?

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches 

#6. How Does Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S Work?

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics.Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body tus eradicating the infection.

#7. Will Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#8. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S?

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches 

#9. Does Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S Cause Addiction?

No, this drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#10. Can I Consume Alcohol With Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S?

Alcohol if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#11. Is Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S Safe To Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes, this drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S.

#12. Can Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S Be Used IF Patient Is Having Flu Symptoms?

Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Ceclor 500mg Capsule 12 'S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

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