cefaclor, Raniclor (cont.)

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PREPARATIONS: Tablets (chewable): 125, 187, 250, and 375 mg. Capsules: 250 and 500 mg. Oral Suspension: 125, 187, 250, and 375 mg/5ml.

STORAGE: Capsules should be stored at room temperature, 59 F - 86 F (15 C - 30 C) in a tightly closed container. The oral suspension should be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container.

DOSING: The usual adult dose of cefaclor is 250-500 mg every 8 hours or 375-500 mg every 12 hours.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Aluminum or magnesium containing antacids reduce the absorption of cefaclor from the intestine. Separating the administration of cefaclor and such antacids by one hour prevents this interaction.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of cefaclor in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: Small amounts of cefaclor are secreted in breast milk. The effects of this small amount on the infant is unknown.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/28/2015

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