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Lorabid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is loracarbef (Lorabid)?
- What are the possible side effects of loracarbef (Lorabid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about loracarbef (Lorabid)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking loracarbef (Lorabid)?
- How should I take loracarbef (Lorabid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Lorabid)?
- What happens if I overdose (Lorabid)?
- What should I avoid while taking loracarbef (Lorabid)?
- What other drugs will affect loracarbef (Lorabid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Lorabid)?
Take the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Lorabid)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.
What should I avoid while taking loracarbef (Lorabid)?
Avoid using antacids within 1 hour before or after taking loracarbef. Antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb loracarbef.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect loracarbef (Lorabid)?
Before you take loracarbef, tell your doctor if you are also taking:
- probenecid (Benemid); or
- a diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride (Midamor, Moduretic), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), metolazone (Mykrox, Zarxolyn), spironolactone (Aldactazide, Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with loracarbef. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start taking a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about loracarbef.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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