Formulation

Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) of reconstituted suspension contains: Cefaclor (as monohydrate) 250 mg.

Each mL of reconstituted suspension contains: Cefaclor (as monohydrate) 50 mg.

Indication

Lower respiratory infections, including pneumonia, acute bronchitis, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infections, including pharyngitis and tonsillitis, urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis and cystitis, skin and soft tissues infections, otitis media, sinusitis and gonococcal urethritis.

Dosage

Powder for Oral Suspension

Over 1 month of age – 20 mg/kg body weight daily in three divided doses increase if necessary to 40 mg/kg daily but not exceeding a total daily dose of 1 g.

1 -5 years – 125 mg three times daily

Over 5 years of age – 250mg three times daily

Adolescent and adult – 250 – 500 mg every 8 hours up to 4 g daily

For bronchitis and pneumonia, the dosage is 250 mg administered three times daily. A dosage of 250 mg administered three times daily for 10 days is recommended for sinusitis. For more severe infections (such as pneumonia) or those caused by less susceptible organisms, doses may be doubled. Doses of 4 g per day have been administered safely to normal subjects for 28 days, but the total daily dosage should not exceed this amount. For the treatment of acute gonococcal urethritis in males and females, a single dose of 3 g combined with 1 g probenecid is given. Or as prescribed by the physician.

For children over 1 month, the usual recommended daily dosage is 20 mg/kg per day in divided doses every 8 hours. For bronchitis and pneumonia, the dosage is 20 mg/kg per day in divided doses administered three times daily. In more serious infections, otitis media and infections caused by less susceptible organisms, 40 mg/kg per day in divided doses are recommended, with a maximum dosage of 1 g per day or as prescribed by the physician.

Direction for Reconstitution

To make a 60 mL suspension, add 38 mL of water to 250 mg/5 mL Cefaclor Powder for Oral Suspension.

To make 20 mL suspension, add 14 mL of water to 50 mg/mL Cefaclor Powder for Suspension.

Shake well until the contents are evenly suspended. The reconstituted suspension is stable for 14 days when refrigerated (2 – 8°C) and 7 days if stored at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.

Availability

Ceclobid 50 mg/mL Powder for Suspension (Pediatric Drops), bottle of 20mL | Cherry Flavor

Ceclobid 250 mg/5mL Powder for Suspension, bottle of 60mL | Banana Flavor

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