12.17 Cefaclor (Ceclor)

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Generic Name


Trade Name



Treatment of respiratory tract infections, skin infections, otitis media


Bactericidal, binds to bacterial cell wall causing cell death

Therapeutic Class


Pharmacologic Class

Cephalosporin 2nd generations

Nursing Considerations

• Contraindicated in cephalosporin and possibly penicillin allergies
• May need lead to seizures, pseudomembranous colitis, diarrhea, phlebitis at
IV site, anaphylaxis
• Assess infection and allergies
• Obtain cultures prior to therapy
• Monitor bowel function
• May lead to superinfection

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