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How to use Raniclor

Brand Name(s): Raniclor

Generic Name Cefaclor chewable tablets

What are Cefaclor chewable tablets?

CEFACLOR (Raniclor™) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It treats many kinds of infections including those of the skin, respiratory tract, sinuses, ear, and urinary tract. Generic cefaclor chewable tablets are not available.

What should my health care professional know before I receive Cefaclor?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • bleeding problems
  • diarrhea
  • kidney disease
  • stomach or intestinal problems (especially colitis)
  • other chronic illness
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to cefaclor, other cephalosporin antibiotics, penicillin, penicillamine, other foods, dyes or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should this medicine be used?

Take cefaclor chewable tablets by mouth. The chewable tablets should be chewed completely before swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take the chewable tablets with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your prescriber or health care professional even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber's advice.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. There should be an interval of at least 4 hours between doses.

What drug(s) may interact with Cefaclor?

  • other antibiotics
  • probenecid

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What side effects may I notice from receiving Cefaclor?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • dizziness
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • reduced amount of urine
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • seizures (convulsions)
  • severe or watery diarrhea
  • skin rash, itching
  • stomach pain or cramps
  • swollen joints
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • gas or heartburn
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting

What should I watch for while taking Cefaclor?

Tell your prescriber or health care professional if your symptoms do not begin to improve in a few days.

If you are diabetic you may get a false-positive result for sugar in your urine. Check with your prescriber or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

If you get severe or watery diarrhea, do not treat yourself. Call your prescriber or health care professional for advice.

If you have to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking cefaclor.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 °C (68 and 77 °F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)

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