Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Raniclor
Generic Name: cefaclor (Pronunciation: CEF a klor)
What is cefaclor (Raniclor)?
Cefaclor is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.
Cefaclor may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Ceclor CD 500 mg
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Cefaclor 250 mg-APH
turquoise/white, imprinted with AP7491, 250 mg
Cefaclor 250 mg-MYL
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Cefaclor 250 mg-RAN
capsule, blue/green, imprinted with RX658 RX658
Cefaclor 500 mg ER-IVA
oblong, blue, imprinted with Hourglass Logo 4194, 500
Cefaclor 500 mg ER-TEV
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Cefaclor 500 mg-APH
blue/gray, imprinted with AP7494, 500 mg
Cefaclor 500 mg-MYL
gray/pink, imprinted with MYLAN 7500
Cefaclor 500 mg-RAN
capsule, blue/green, imprinted with RX659 RX659
What are the possible side effects of cefaclor (Raniclor)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about cefaclor (Raniclor)?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to cefaclor, or to similar antibiotics, such as Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef, and others.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs (especially penicillin). Also tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or a history of intestinal problems.
Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Cefaclor will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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