Who can take cefaclor?

Things to tell your doctor before you take cefaclor

It is important to tell your health professional if you:

  • are taking any other medicines
  • have a current illness
  • have any allergies to food or other medicines
  • have any long-term health conditions (e.g. liver or kidney problems).

This will help your health professional decide if cefaclor is suitable for you.

If you have ever had an allergic reaction with symptoms such as hives, fever, breathing problems or anaphylactic shock when taking cefaclor any other antibiotic in the past (e.g. amoxycillin), you must tell your doctor.

If you have severe kidney problems, you must tell your doctor. You may need a lower dose of cefaclor.

Can I take cefaclor if I am pregnant?

Cefaclor can be taken during pregnancy.

Can I take cefaclor if I am breastfeeding?

Cefaclor can be taken if you are breastfeeding, but it may cause diarrhoea in your baby.

Find out more about the infections cefaclor is used for, and its side effects and interactions.

Phone for medicines information

Call NPS Medicines Line on 1300 MEDICINE (1300 633 424) to get information about your prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines (herbal, ‘natural’, vitamins and mineral supplements) from a pharmacist. Your call will be answered by healthdirect Australia.

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  • Antibiotic Expert Group. Therapeutic Guidelines: Cefaclor. Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, 2012 (accessed 27 March 2012).