Cefaclor Suspension

  • Bacterial infections

Cefaclor Suspension Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Cefaclor 125mg/5mL, 250mg/5mL, 375mg/5mL; strawberry flavor.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Contact supplier.


Cefaclor Suspension Indications


Susceptible infections including otitis media, lower respiratory or urinary tract, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, skin and skin structure.

Cefaclor Suspension Dosage and Administration


250–500mg every 8 hrs.


<1month: not recommended. ≥1month: 20mg/kg per day in 3 equally divided doses. Otitis media, more serious or less susceptible infections: 40mg/kg per day in 3 equally divided doses (may give in 2 divided doses for pharyngitis or otitis media); max 1g/day.

Cefaclor Suspension Contraindications

Not Applicable

Cefaclor Suspension Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Cefaclor Suspension Warnings/Precautions


Penicillin or other allergy. Discontinue if colitis occurs and treat. Severe renal dysfunction. GI disease (esp. colitis). Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Cefaclor Suspension Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Cefaclor Suspension Interactions


May cause false (+) Coomb's test or glucose test with Clinitest or Benedict's or Fehling's soln. Potentiated by probenecid. Monitor warfarin. ER: antagonized by concomitant (within 1 hr) aluminum or magnesium-containing antacids.

Cefaclor Suspension Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Headache, GI upset, rash, blood dyscrasias, hepatic dysfunction, cough, CNS stimulation, serum-sickness-like reactions.

Cefaclor Suspension Clinical Trials

See Literature

Cefaclor Suspension Note


Formerly known under the brand names Ceclor CD (ext-rel tabs); Ceclor (caps, susp); Raniclor (caps).

Cefaclor Suspension Patient Counseling

See Literature