Distaclor 500 mg Capsule (Cefaclor 500)
Distaclor 500 mg Capsule (Cefaclor 500) is used to treat respiratory tract infections such as inflammation of tonsils (tonsillitis), nasopharynx (area of the upper throat that lies behind the nose), throat (pharyngitis) or air passages (bronchitis), lung (pneumonia); sinus infection (sinusitis), urinary tract infections such as urinary bladder infection (cystitis) or kidney infection (pyelonephritis); skin and soft tissue infections, and middle ear infections (otitis media).
How Dose Distaclor 500 mg Capsule (Cefaclor 500) works
Cefaclor 500 belongs to a group of medicines called cephalosporin antibiotics. It kills the bacteria by interrupting the bacterial cell wall (outer coating of bacteria) formation. As a result, the bacterial cell wall is weakened and ruptures, thereby killing the bacteria.
Common side effects
• Allergic reaction
• Injection site reaction
• Increased liver enzymes
Do not start or continue the Cefaclor 500 and consult your doctor:
• If you have diarrhea, stomach infection, or a blood clotting disorder.
• If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding.
• If you have a metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency in the production of the liver enzyme phenylalanine (phenylketonuria).
• If the infection is not found to be because of bacteria or when it is used for prevention of infection.
Q: Is cefaclor or Ceclor penicillin, cephalosporin, or sulfa drug?
A: Cefaclor 500 does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic.
Q: Is cefaclor the same as cephalexin or Keflex?
A: Both cefaclor and cephalexin belongs to the different class, i.e. cephalexin or Keflex (brand name for cephalexin) is first generation cephalosporin whereas cefaclor is second generation cephalosporin. Their effect may vary upon individual conditions or response.
Q: Can I take paracetamol or Panadol with cefaclor?
A: You can take paracetamol or Panadol (brand name for paracetamol) with Distaclor 250 mg.
Q: Does cefaclor affect birth control or affect the contraceptive pill?
A: Cefaclor can affect the birth control effect of contraceptive pill.
Q: Is cefaclor safe for Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)?
A: Yes, cefaclor can be used in patients with G6PD deficiency. Please consult your doctor before use.
Q: Does Cefaclor 500 treat chlamydia?
A: No, Cefaclor 500 is not effective in treatment of chlamydia infection.