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(cefaclor) Pulvule, USP
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Ceclor (cefaclor) and other antibacterial drugs, Ceclor (cefaclor) should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Ceclor (Cefaclor, USP) is a semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic for oral administration. It is chemically designated as 3-chloro-7-D-(2-phenylglycinamido)-3-cephem-4-carboxylic acid monohydrate. The chemical formula for cefaclor is C15H14ClN304S•H2O and the molecular weight is 385.82.
Each Pulvule® contains cefaclor monohydrate equivalent to 250 mg (0.68 mmol) or 500 mg (1.36 mmol) anhydrous cefaclor. The Pulvules also contain cornstarch, F D & C Blue No. 1, F D & C Red No. 40, gelatin, magnesium stearate, silicone, titanium dioxide, and other inactive ingredients. The 500-mg Pulvule also contains iron oxide.
After mixing, each 5 mL of Ceclor for Oral Suspension will contain cefaclor monohydrate equivalent to 125 mg (0.34 mmol), 187 mg (0.51 mmol), 250 mg (0.68 mmol), or 375 mg (1.0 mmol) anhydrous cefaclor. The suspensions also contain cellulose, cornstarch, F D & C Red No. 40, flavors, silicone, sodium lauryl sulfate, sucrose, and xanthan gum.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/12/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Ceclor Information
- Ceclor Drug Interactions Center: cefaclor oral
- Ceclor Side Effects Center
- Ceclor Overview including Precautions
- Ceclor FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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