UNICLOR 500mg Capsule 8's

Infection Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE contains Cefaclor which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract (Ex. tonsillitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis), lung (pneumonia) and sinuses (sinusitis).

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE can also be used to treat infections of middle ear (otitis media), skin and soft tissue (Ex. muscle), urinary bladder (Ex. cystitis) and kidney. Symptoms of bacterial infections generally include fever, extreme tiredness, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, groin or elsewhere, headache, nausea or vomiting.

Before taking UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems, history of gastrointestinal disease (Ex. colitis), have diarrhoea while taking antibiotics or if you had an allergic reaction to penicillins or other medicines in the past. Tell your doctor if you are due to have any blood or urine tests as UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE may interfere with these tests.

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women. UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in children and should be used with caution in elderly patients so, consult your doctor before taking it.

The most common side effects of taking UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE are diarrhoea, itching in genital area, moniliasis (fungal infection), vaginitis (vaginal inflammation with pain, discharge and itchiness), etc. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen or does not improve.

USES OF UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE

Treats bacterial infections that occur in:

  • respiratory tract (Ex. tonsillitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis)
  • lung (pneumonia)
  • sinuses (sinusitis)
  • middle ear (otitis media)
  • skin and soft tissue (Ex. muscle)
  • urinary bladder (Ex. cystitis) and kidney

HOW UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE WORKS

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE effectively kills the bacteria that causes infection by inactivating certain proteins (penicillin binding proteins) which are necessary for the bacterial cell wall integrity and strength, thereby damaging the cell wall and resulting in bacterial cell death.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE as directed by your physician. Swallow as whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew it. Correct dose and duration will be decided by your doctor depending upon your age, body weight and health condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE

COMMON

  • gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhoea
  • high eosinophil count in blood (fever, night sweats, swelling, weakness)
  • itching in genital area, moniliasis (fungal infection) or vaginitis (vaginal inflammation with pain, discharge and itchiness)
  • increased levels of certain liver enzymes

UNCOMMON

  • itching, hives
  • signs of serum-sickness-like reactions including erythema multiforme, rashes and other skin manifestations which is accompanied by joint pain with or without fever

RARE

  • nausea, vomiting
  • hypersensitivity reactions like serious skin rashes including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis characterized by reddish target-like macules or circular patch, skin peeling, ulcers of mouth, throat, nose, genitals and eyes along with fever and flu-like symptoms
  • anaphylaxis reaction (life threatening allergic condition)
  • low blood platelet count (easy bleeding or bruising)
  • reversible interstitial nephritis (a kidney disease causing loss of appetite, decreased urinary output, fatigue)
  • reversible hyperactivity, nervousness, agitation, inability to sleep, confusion, hypertonia or muscle stiffness, hallucinations, dizziness or drowsiness
  •  blood disorders (Ex. aplastic anemia, haemolytic anemia, agranulocytosis, reversible neutropenia)

Stop taking UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • serious allergic reactions (sudden wheezing, breathing difficulty, swelling of the face, eyelids, limbs or lips, rash or itching, especially affecting the whole body)
  • serious skin blistering or peeling
  • severe diarrhoea, possibly with mucus or blood

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or Vomiting:

Take UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Try to avoid oil rich or spicy foods, sugary snacks and aerated drinks. Avoid drinking too much liquid or water along with your meals and slowly drink in between meals. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.

Diarrhoea:

Drinking plenty of water and other electrolyte balanced fluids (like diluted fruit juices, broths, sports drinks and caffeine-free sodas) will help with hydration. Try to eat less high-fat foods, like meat, eggs and cheese. Exercise more regularly. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.

Dizziness:

Lie or sit down immediately when you feel dizzy. If you have a spinning sensation, lie in a dark and quite place with eyes closed. Try to avoid vehicle driving. If symptom persists, contact your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in women who are pregnant, think they might be pregnant or planning to have a baby. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in breastfeeding woman. Consult your doctor for advice.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE has no effects on driving and using machines. However, consult your doctor for advice.

KIDNEY

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients having severe kidney problems or patients receiving dialysis. Consult your doctor before taking it

LIVER

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients having liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE if you are allergic to Cefaclor, other cephalosporin antibiotics, penicillin antibiotics or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

Before taking UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have:

  • a history of gastrointestinal disease especially colitis (inflammation of colon)
  • diarrhoea (while taking antibiotics)

Use in pediatrics:

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in children. Consult your child’s doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

Your doctor will prescribe the right dose of UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE depending on your age, body weight and health condition. Consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • warfarin (used as a blood thinner to prevent clotting of blood)
  • probenecid (used to treat gout)
  • medicines used to treat acidity (Ex. aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Signs and symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Cefaclor
Pharmacological Category :   Cephalosporins
Therapeutic Indication :   Bacterial infections
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Syrup, Dry syrup, Suspension, Drops

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE out of reach of children
  • Store UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE at below 25°C

FAQs ABOUT UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE

Can UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE be given to children?

No. UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE is used for adults and not recommended for use in children so, consult your child’s doctor for advice. The doctor will determine the correct dose or select a suitable alternative treatment for your child.

Can UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE be used to treat UTI?

Yes. UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE is an antibiotic which effectively kills the bacteria that causes urinary tract infection (UTI) like cystitis by inactivating certain proteins which are necessary for the bacterial cell wall integrity and strength, thereby it damages the cell wall and kills the bacterial cell.

Can UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE interfere with any blood tests?

Inform your doctor if you are having or are going to have any blood or urine tests as UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE may interfere with these tests. Consult your doctor for further queries.

Can UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE be used during pregnancy?

UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in pregnancy. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child, contact your doctor before taking it. Inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment with UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE.

What should I do if I forget to take UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE?

If you forget to take a dose of UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE by chance, try to take it as soon as you notice. However, if the time for next dose is closer, skip the missed dose and do not double it. 

Can I stop taking UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE on my own?

Continue taking UNICLOR 500MG CAPSULE until your doctor tells you to stop, unless you experience any unwanted effects like an allergic reaction (sudden wheezing, breathing difficulty, swelling of the face, eyelids, limbs or lips, rash or itching), serious blistering or peeling of the skin, severe diarrhoea (possibly with mucus or blood), worsening of your condition or any new symptoms. Contact your doctor in such situation.

REFERENCES

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4. ACS DOBFAR S.p.a. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in May 2022] [Accessed on 24th November 2022].  https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.11911.pdf ; https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.148.pdf

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete blood count

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Ingredient
    CEFACLOR 500 mg
    Hsn Code
    30042019
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