About Cefaclor

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About Cefaclor

Cefaclor is used to treat both acute and chronic infections. These include upper and lower respiratory tract infections, ear nose and throat infections such as otitis media, sinusitis, tonsillitis and throat infections.

Cefaclor can also be used for kidney inflammation, inflammation of the urinary tract (urinary tract infections, cystitis), skin infections, soft tissue inflammation and gonorrhea.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Kill bacteria
  • Treat infections in the ear, nose and throat
  • Treat infections of the urinary tract and kidneys
  • Treat infections of the skin and soft tissues
  • Relieve inflammation
  • Treat inflammation of the respiratory tract
  • treat gonorrhea
  • Relieve upper and lower respiratory tract infections.

This is how Cefaclor works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Cefaclor.
Please also read the information on the drug classes cephalosporins, antibiotics, to which the active ingredient Cefaclor belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance Cefaclor

Cefaclor is used to treat both acute and chronic infections. These include upper and lower respiratory tract infections, ear nose and throat infections such as otitis media, sinusitis, tonsillitis and throat infections.

Cefaclor can also be used for kidney inflammation, inflammation of the urinary tract (urinary tract infections, cystitis), skin infections, soft tissue inflammation and gonorrhea.

More detailed information is available for the following Cefaclor application areas:

    • inflammation
    • pneumonia
    • urinary tract infections
    • skin infections
    • tonsillitis

Cold, sinusitis

  • Inflammation of the oropharynx
  • Streptococcal infections
  • otitis media

Effect of Cefaclor

Cefaclor belongs to the group of oral cephalosporins. This makes it a representative of beta-lactam antibiotics. Cefaclor kills bacteria (bactericidal action) by preventing their cell wall buildup.

The disadvantage is that bacteria that have the protein beta-lactamase can destroy cefaclor. Thus, they become insensitive (resistant) to the antibiotic. Cefaclor is ineffective in these pathogens.

Potential Cefaclor side effects may include:

Cefaclor used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Kenneth A. Myers says:
    2.0 rating

    Cefaclor for Cold

    Hives and massive headaches

    Side effects: Hives
  2. Holly J. Edens says:
    4.5 rating

    Cefaclor for Otitis

    My daughter (16 months) had Cefaclor due to a constant ENT infection, followed by fever. The drug helped immediately and was well tolerated. Towards the end of the therapy she had mild diarrhea, but this subsided immediately after stopping. – Two weeks later, she suddenly had 39 degrees Fever in the morning and touched her ears, so middle ear infection. Again, Cefaclor was prescribed, which I could only give until the 4th day, then she had violent diarrhea at night, writhed with flatulence and abdominal pain, the haunting lasted about 4 hours, then formed initially itchy, itching, strong red and swollen wheals, a day later under the armpits and diaper area. She screamed all day, scratching herself incessantly, never resting at all. The pediatrician then diagnosed urticaria (hives) and prescribed 10 drops of citirizine (antihistamine) for at least a week. That helped immediately. After just the first 10 drops (directly in the pharmacy) she retired within a few minutes and then fell asleep in the car. The puffiness and redness still hiked and spread, but they did not itch or hurt anymore and were not so hot anymore. She is like a substitute. Of course, now the snot comes back, because the therapy with cefaclor was indeed broken off, and so we will have to find in the next few days a better tolerated antibiotic, which can heal their ears. – As much as Cefaclor is prescribed for children …, it is probably not as well tolerated.

    Side effects: Vomit; Itching; Hives; Diarrhea
  3. Brian R. Cress says:
    4.5 rating

    Cefaclor for Angina tonsillaris; Otitis

    Our son received Cefaclor at 7 months for 10 days (streptococcal angina) and 4 weeks later a second time for a severe otitis media. 36 hours after taking the last (!) First red spots, similar to mosquito bites on ears and chin and neck, then leg worsening, after 20 hours moderate uticaria and edema in the face, hands and feet. Treatment with Fenistil. Further deterioration, after another 20 hours very strong Utikaria, face completely killed, 40 degrees fever, severe edema. Treatment with Cortisolzäpfchen. A total of 2 weeks treatment with Fenistil necessary, rash after skin irritation (eye rubbing, scratching), only after 3 weeks no more rash.

    Side effects: Hives
  4. Nellie R. Armijo says:
    1.0 rating

    Cefaclor for Otitis

    Allergic reaction, all over the body itchy rash / hives, badly swollen and painful joints

    Side effects: Allergic reaction
  5. Elizabeth J. Fish says:
    2.0 rating

    Cefaclor for Angina tonsillaris

    After the 6 day red rash on the whole body including oral mucosa. Strong itching.

    Side effects: Allergic reaction
  6. Laverne L. Solis says:
    2.5 rating

    Heavy itchy skin rash all over the body, joints painful and swollen, I believe as a mother must not touch it. Beginning 48 hours after completion of the drug. Now it is being treated with decortin, cetirizine and analgesics. My child is tormented.

    Side effects: Joint swelling; Itching rash
  7. Danna B. Riley says:
    3.5 rating

    Cefaclor for Sinusitis

    Had on Saturday lt. Recommendation from the doctor, the use of Cefaclor ended and on Monday, only a reddening of the skin in the chest area and in the evening a hives with very severe pain as if I was doused with hot water and a hellish itching, on Tuesday I am to Doctor, because the rash got worse and worse and my whole body was affected and the pain was no longer enduring. Have now for 3 days prednisolone 20mg 2 tablets daily get. After a night of ice packs and damp, cold towels, the pain is over and the redness is slowly coming back. I would like to add that I am a Marcumar patient in February because of a deep leg thrombosis and I suspect a connection / intolerance between these two drugs although cefaclor is recommended for Marcumar patients. I have informed the manufacturer of my side effects and he takes care of that. I can only recommend the highest care with the combination Marcumar and Cefaclor – with me it was very very violent! Due to the incompatibility, I torture myself since Monday with a cough, rumor struggles!

    Side effects: Itching rash
  8. Bertie A. Watson says:
    2.0 rating

    On the second day of ingestion bloating and altered stool (mild diarrhea)

    Side effects: Diarrhea
  9. George C. Summerville says:
    4.0 rating

    Cefaclor for Respiratory infections

    Use in case of infection with Haemophilus Parainfluaezae From the beginning of treatment slight stomach pressure, gastritis type C (demonstrably) sounded quickly after the end of therapy, changed stool, mild diarrhea, otherwise the medi helped outstandingly

    Side effects: Diarrhea
  10. Daniel M. Woodard says:
    4.5 rating

    Cefaclor for Respiratory infections

    After approx. 7 days, diarrhea, stomach / intestinal complaints, severe flatulence and, a short time later, even colitis. After 9 days then medication discontinued. The first suspicion of gastrointestinal virus should be treated according to the doctor with Buscopan suppositories, but the child left wg. the pain on the large intestine, an insertion of the suppository no longer. The leaflet says these risks, pediatrician and pharmacy have not warned and reacted wrongly to the above symptoms.

    Side effects: Diarrhea
  11. Dennis P. King says:
    4.0 rating

    Cefaclor for Streptococcal infection

    No side effects, nose, which was previously extremely inflamed, swelled noticeably after only 3 days and was cured holistically – only to be recommended!

    Side effects: No side effects
  12. David L. Burns says:
    3.0 rating

    Cefaclor for Tonsillitis

    My son had 2 days after stopping taking Cefaclor, severe joint problems (knee and hand), the joints were heavily swollen. He also had a strong itchy rash all over his body and face. Evidently came from Cefaclor …. (confirmation of the pediatrician in the hospital)