Following is information on contraindications to the use of Cefaclor in general, pregnancy & amp; Breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
When should Cefaclor not be used?
Patients with allergy to cefaclor or other beta-lactam antibiotics should not be treated with the active substance. In other allergies or bronchial asthma, the use of the drug should only be done after consultation with the doctor, as hypersensitivity reactions must be expected to increase.
Preterm infants should not be treated with cefaclor.
During pregnancy and lactation Cefaclor should only be used after consulting the doctor.
In patients with impaired renal function, the dosage must be reduced.
What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?
Cefaclor penetrates the placenta and can enter the embryo via the amniotic fluid. So far, however, no damage to the unborn child is known. Nevertheless, the drug should be taken during pregnancy (especially in the first three months) only on medical advice.
Cefaclor is known to pass through breast milk into the infant. This can lead to a disturbance of the intestinal flora, which can cause diarrhea or intestinal inflammation by infestation with mushrooms. There is also the possibility of sensitizing the infant. This means that later contact with Cefaclor could lead to an allergic reaction. For these reasons, Cefaclor should also be taken during lactation only after consultation with the attending physician.
What should be considered in children?
Cefaclor must not be used in premature births; Children up to the age of twelve receive a dosage that is adjusted to their body weight.
Warnings and Precautions
- In case of renal dysfunction, the dosage must be reduced.
- Severe gastrointestinal disturbances with vomiting and diarrhea can greatly reduce drug absorption into the body.
Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.