Cefaclor is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin Family. Cefaclor is a broad spectrum antibiotic that can treat a variety of infections.
Cefaclor is rarely used as an acne treatment and currently there is insufficient evidence to determine it’s efficacy as an acne treatment. However, laboratory testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium is moderately susceptible to Cephalosporin antibiotics, including Cefaclor. Oral antibiotic therapy with Cefaclor may combined with complementary treatments, including topical retinoids and light-based treatments.
Cefaclor is available as an oral antibiotic. Cefaclor (and other Cephalosporin antibiotics) are related to Penicillin and patients with Penicillin allergies have an increased risk of allergic reaction when using Cefaclor.