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Distaclor MR Tablets 375mg
Distaclor MR Tablets 375 mg
The name of your medicine is Distaclor MR tablets 375 mg, which will be referred to as Distaclor MR tablets throughout this document.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Distaclor MR tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Distaclor MR tablets
3. How to take Distaclor MR tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Distaclor MR tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Distaclor MR tablets are a long acting tablet. They contain the active ingredient cefaclor, which is an antibiotic.
Distaclor MR is used to treat the following infections caused by bacteria that can be killed by cefaclor:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Distaclor MR tablets
Tell your doctor if you are having blood or urine tests. Distaclor capsules may interfere with these tests.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
This is especially important of the following, as they may interact with your Distaclor MR tablets:
It may still be all right for you to be given Distaclor MR tablets and your doctor will be able to decide what is suitable for you.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Distaclor MR tablets should not affect your ability to drive or use machines.
Mannitol may have a mild laxative effect.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The tablets should not be cut, crushed or chewed.
Adults and the elderly:
For pharyngitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, lower urinary tract infections, and skin infections, the usual dose is 375 mg (one tablet) taken orally twice daily.
For pneumonia, the usual dose is 750 mg (two tablets) taken orally twice daily.
Patients with a severe kidney disorder or patients recieving dialysis may need a different dose.
Use in Children
Distaclor MR tablets are not recommended for children.
Go to the nearest accident and emergency department or tell your doctor straight away.
If you miss a dose, take one as soon as you can. If you have missed several doses, tell your doctor. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Distaclor MR tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. All medicines can cause allergic reactions, although serious allergic reactions are very rare. Tell your doctor immediately if you get any sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face, lips or limbs, rash or itching (especially affecting your whole body).
The following side effects are serious. You should stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience them:
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store between 15°C and 25°C.
Store in the original container in order to protect from light.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
The active substance is cefaclor.
The other ingredients are:
mannitol, methylhydroxypropylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, methacrylic acid copolymer, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide (E171), polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, indigo carmine aluminium lake (E132) and talc.
Distaclor MR is a blue, capsule-shaped, film-coated tablet marked GP5.
Distaclor MR is packaged in foil blister packs of 2 or 14.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
This leaflet was last revised in May 2022