Distaclor CD 375 mg (Cefaclor)
Distaclor CD 375 mg (Cefaclor) 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 CD 375 mg (Cefaclor) works
Distaclor CD 375 mg 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
Numbness, Pale red skin, Positive coomb(s) test, Itchy rash, Abnormal urine tests, Allergic reaction, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Joint pain, Burning sensation, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Fainting, Fungal infection of vagina, Anal itching, Generalized itching, Itching, Joint inflammation, Large intestine inflammation, Increased white blood cell count (lymphocytes), Nausea, Pricking sensation, Tingling sensation, Vaginal inflammation, Vasodilation, Vomiting, Weakness, Increase in red blood cell count, Decreased white blood cell count
Do not start or continue the Distaclor CD 375 mg 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: Distaclor CD 375 mg 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 CD 375 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 Distaclor CD 375 mg treat chlamydia?
A: No, Distaclor CD 375 mg is not effective in treatment of chlamydia infection.