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Cefaclor Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Cefaclor is also known as: Ceclor, Ceclor CD, Ceclor Pulvules, Raniclor

Medically reviewed on December 19, 2016

Cefaclor Pregnancy Warnings

Cefaclor has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Cefaclor should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

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Cefaclor Breastfeeding Warnings

Cefaclor is excreted into human milk in small amounts. Adverse effects in the nursing infant are unlikely. Other cephalosporins have been classified as compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Ceclor CD (cefaclor)." Dura Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA.
  2. "Product Information. Ceclor (cefaclor)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.
  3. Czeizel AE, Rockenbauer M, Sorensen HT, Olsen J "Use of cephalosporins during pregnancy and in the presence of congenital abnormalities: A population-based, case-control study." Am J Obstet Gynecol 184 (2001): 1289-96

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Ceclor (cefaclor)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.
  2. "Product Information. Ceclor CD (cefaclor)." Dura Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 5th ed." Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins (1998):

Further information

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