Cefaclor (Ceclor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Ceclor?

cefaclor

What is the Trade Name for cefaclor?

Ceclor

What are the Indications of Cefaclor (Ceclor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

treatment of respiratory tract infections, skin infections, otitis media

What are the Actions of Cefaclor (Ceclor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bacteriacidal, binds to bacterial cell wall causing cell death

What is the Therapeutic Class of Cefaclor (Ceclor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

anti-infectives

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Cefaclor (Ceclor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Cephalosporin 2nd generations

What are the Nursing Considerations of Cefaclor (Ceclor) Nursing Pharmacology 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 super infection

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