Loracarbef (By mouth)
Treats infections.Belongs to a group of drugs called antibiotics.
Antibiotic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Loracarbef is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. This medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
Loracarbef is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
Take this medicine 1 hour before or at least 2 hours after a meal.
Shake the oral liquid well before using. Measure your medicine with a measuring spoon.
Take the medicine until it is all gone, or as long as your doctor tell you to, even if you feel better.
If a dose is missed:
Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
You should not use two doses at the same time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
Keep this medicine in the original tightly-closed, light-resistant container. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and direct light. Do not freeze the oral liquid. The unused portion should be thrown away after 14 days.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to loracarbef. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins or cephalosporins.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease or other medical conditions.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Wheezing or difficulty breathing
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Nausea or upset stomach
Vaginal itching or discharge
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Lorabid, Lorabid Pulvules
There may be other brand names for this medicine.