Drug InfoNet.com
Ask the Expert
Drug Information
Disease Information
Health News
Health Info
Panel Registration
Healthcare Orgs
Medical Refs
Gov't Sites
Med Schools
Special Offers

Drug Infonet provides drug and disease information for your healthcare needs. Visit our FAQ page to find answers to common health questions. Look on the Manufacturer Info page to link to pharmaceutical company pages. Click to Health Info and Health News for the latest in healthcare developments.

Drug Infonet brings this free resource to you so that you become a more informed consumer of healthcare.

Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Cefaclor

These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

Cefaclor [posted 1/12/99]
Question:My grandson was recently seen by a doctor, who is not his regular doctor. The doctor gave him a prescription for Cefaclor. This is not a drug that I am familiar with. I would just like a little information about this drug since both the doctor and the medicine are new to us.

Answer: This is a cephalosporin type drug used to treat a variety of infections due to its wide spectrum of action. It is similar in effect and structure to penicillin, but with a different ring structure in one area. It works on gram negative and gram positive drugs. Side effects would be similar to penicillin in general. Nausea, diarrhea, allergies would limit its use.

Back to Drug InfoNet Home Page.

Back to Doctor FAQ main page.

FAQ Drug Info Disease Info Manufacturer Info Health Care News Health Info Become Panelist Health Care Orgs Medical References Government Sites Hospital Sites Medical Schools
Contact | Site Map | Search | Disclaimer | Mission Statement

© 1996-2005 DRUG INFONET, Inc. All rights reserved.