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  • Distaclor DT
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Distaclor DT - cefaclor - 250mg - 102 Tablets Ceclor/​Distaclor DT cefaclor Brand India 250mg 102 Tablets DR $199.99 Add

Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see your health professional. Brands and generics both contain the same active ingredient(s) and are medically equivalent. Some brands are marketed under different names by the same manufacturing country depending on the country of origin.

Distaclor DT (cefaclor) is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat or prevent infections in the middle ear, skin, urinary tract, throat, and respiratory tract.

This product can be used in all ages, though the very young and very elderly will need modified dosing.

Individuals of any age who have had an allergic reaction to any other cephalosporin antibiotic are likely to have one in response to Distaclor DT; these patients should speak with a doctor about alternative options.

Distaclor DT Basics

Distaclor DT is sometimes the preferred antibiotic, and sometimes it is used when the preferred treatment is unsuitable or unavailable. In both cases it is effective assuming the bacteria is susceptible to it; like all antibiotics, Distaclor DT only works against certain types of bacteria, including:

  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Staphylococcal aureus
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Escherichia coli
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Klebsiella spp.

For ideal results a doctor will identify the agent causing the infection. Another concern in some areas is resistant bacteria, which a doctor should also be able to determine.

The above bacteria can cause a range of infections that Distaclor DT is good at treating:

  • Pharyngitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Otitis media
  • Skin infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Lower respiratory tract infections
  • Other infections when penicillin cannot be taken

Distaclor DT will not provide benefit in viral or fungal infections, which can sometimes produce very similar symptoms as bacterial infections. It is, again, important that a doctor diagnose the infection.

Dosage & Administration

Distaclor DT comes in tablets, which may be taken with or without food as desired. If gastrointestinal side effects are experienced taking tablets with food may help.

Treatment is typically very similar regardless of the type of infection, though doctor instructions may vary in some cases. Doctor instructions should always be followed.

In otherwise healthy adults:

  • Take 250 mg every 8 or 12 hours.
  • For severe infections, dosage can be doubled to 500 mg every 8 or 12 hours.
  • Continue treatment for 7 to 10 days, or for as long as a doctor recommends.

In otherwise healthy children:

  • Dosage is determined by weight; typically 20 mg per kg of body weight, divided into three daily doses.
  • For severe infections dosage may be doubled to 40 mg per kg of body weight, divided into three daily doses.
  • Continue treatment for 7 to 10 days, or for as long as a doctor recommended.

Patients who have other major medical conditions, are taking other vital medications, or who are very elderly will most likely need modified dosing; a doctor can take these personal variables into consideration and recommend a suitable dose.

Patients often begin to feel better after the first dose or two, and should feel completely fine before the end of treatment. In general antibiotics should be taken for two days following the resolution of all symptoms, though doctor instructions may vary. Patients should take care to complete treatment even if the infection seems to be gone; ending treatment early may leave some lingering bacteria which may become resistant to Distaclor DT.

Precautions & Adverse Effects

Used as directed Distaclor DT is very unlikely to produce serious side effects. Most are mild and similar to those encountered with any antibiotic:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

The above are not cause for concern unless severe enough to be disruptive. As mentioned above, eating may relieve most of them. Patients with preexisting gastrointestinal issues are at increased risk of experiencing side effects.

Individuals who have had an allergic reaction to other cephalosporin antibiotics are at increased risk of experiencing an allergic reaction to Distaclor DT.

Distaclor DT is known to interact with some other medications, particularly blood thinners like warfarin and the gout treatment probenecid. Always double-check with a doctor or pharmacist before taking multiple medications.

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