Raniclor

Cefaclor is an antibiotic and treats infection. Finish taking all of your medication. Even if you feel better, do not stop taking medication unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Raniclor Overview

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Cefaclor is a prescription medication used to treat certain infections of the ears, throat, skin, and urinary tract. Cefaclor also is used to treat pneumonia and bronchitis. Cefaclor belongs to a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. These work to stop the growth of bacteria by preventing them from forming a cell wall. 

This medication comes as a capsule, extended-release (long-acting) tablet, and a liquid to take by mouth. The capsules and liquid are usually taken 2 to 3 times a day.

The long-acting tablet is usually taken every 12 hours with food. Do not chew, divide, or break cefaclor extended-release tablets. Swallow cefaclor extended-release tablets whole.

Common side effects of cefaclor extended-release tablets include headache, nasal inflammation, and diarrhea.

Common side effects of cefaclor capsules and liquid are diarrhea and itching.

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  • Other
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bone Diseases, Infectious
  • Bronchitis
  • Escherichia Coli Infections
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Otitis Media
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
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  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial
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  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections

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Uses of Raniclor

Cefaclor is a prescription medication used to treat certain infections of the ears, throat, skin, and urinary tract. Cefaclor also is used to treat pneumonia and bronchitis.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Side Effects of Raniclor

Serious side effects have been reported with cefaclor. See the "Cefaclor Precautions" section.

Common side effects of cefaclor include the following:

Extended-release tablets:

  • headache
  • inflammation of the mucous membranes inside the nose
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • inflammation of the vagina
  • stomach pain
  • worsening cough
  • itching
  • back pain

Liquid and capsules:

  • diarrhea
  • itching
  • inflammation of the vagina
  • stomach pain

This is not a complete list of cefaclor side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.