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Winclor capsule 250 mg 10's

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Winclor capsule contains Cefaclor | belongs to Cephalosporin

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How it works

Winclor capsule 250 mg 10’s medicine works by interfering with certain processes that help the bacteria to grow and increase in number.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Winclor capsule 250 mg 10’s

  • Diarrhea
  • Itching of skin
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough

Uses of Winclor capsule 250 mg 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchitis

    This medicine is used for the treatment of bronchitis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, etc.

  • Otitis media

    This medicine is used in the treatment of otitis media (middle ear infection) caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, staphylococci, Streptococcus pyogenes, etc.

  • Pneumonia

    This medicine is used for the treatment of pneumonia, which is a most common type of lung infection, caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pyogenes, etc.

  • Sinusitis

    This medicine is used for the treatment of sinusitis, which is an inflammation of the sinuses, caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, etc.

  • Skin or soft tissue infection

    This medicine is used in the treatment of skin or soft tissue infections caused by bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, etc.

  • Tonsilitis/Pharyngitis

    This medicine is used for the treatment of infections of the throat and airways leading to the lungs, namely tonsillitis and pharyngitis, caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus pyogenes.

  • Urinary tract infections

    This medicine is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections including pyelonephritis (kidney infections) and cystitis (bladder infections) caused by bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella species, coagulase-negative staphylococci, etc.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Winclor capsule 250 mg 10’s any beta-lactam antibiotics, or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Kidney Diseases

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of an impaired kidney function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

    Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of this medicine in such cases.

  • Drug Resistance

    Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.

  • Use in children and neonates

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 1 month of age.

  • Driving or Operating Machinery

    This medicine may cause symptoms such as blurred vision, tiredness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    The missed dose should be taken/administered as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Aluminium Hydroxide moderate
  • Live cholera vaccine severe
  • Probenecid moderate
  • Dicumarol moderate
  • Chloramphenicol moderate
  • Warfarin moderate
Disease interactions
  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from seizure disorder due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis, since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

General Instructions

Take this medicine with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not take/administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • Take this medicine with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not take/administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • Take this medicine with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not take/administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • May cause sleepiness

References

what are the adverse effects of Winclor capsule 250 mg 10’s

Hypersensitivity reactions. Gl disturbances, pseudomembranous colitis. Haemolytic anaemia.

What is the dose of Winclor capsule 250 mg 10’s

Adults: 250 mg eight hrly, max 4 gm daily. Children: Under 1 yr, quarter adult dose; 1-5 yr, half adult dose; over 5 yr, same as adult. Max 1 gm daily.
Sustained Release Tab 375 mg: Adults: 375 mg twice daily. For pneumonia 750 mg twice daily. For infections caused by S. pyrogenesis (group A. Streptococci) use for at least 10 days.
Lower Respiratory Infection: Adults:500 mg every 8 hr for 7 days. Children: 1 mth: 40 mg/kg/day given every 8 hr. Max: 1 gm/day.
Otitis Media: Children: gt; 1 mth: 40 mg/kg/day given in 2-3 divided doses. Max: 1 gm/day.
Skin Infection: Adults: 250 mg every 8 hr. Children: gt; 1 mth: 20 mg/kg/day given every 8 hr. Max: 1 gm/day.
Upper Respiratory Infection: Adults: 250 mg every 8 hr. Children: gt; 1 mth: 20 mg/kg/day given every 8 hr. Max: 1 gm/day.
Urinary Tract Infection: Adults: 250 mg every 8 hr. Children: gt; 1 mth: 20 mg/kg/day every 8 hr.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Winclor capsule 250 mg 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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