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Cefaclor - a new oral cephalosporin


Cefaclor (Distaclor - Dista) is the third oral cephalosporin now available. It competes with cephalexin (Ceporex - Glaxo; Keflex - Lilly) and cephradine (Velosef - Squibb). Cefaclor and cephalexin are marketed only as oral preparations whereas cephradine can be given by mouth and by injection. We have recently reviewed new parenteral cephalosporins.1

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