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Lorabid Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking loracarbef (Lorabid)?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to loracarbef or to any cephalosporin antibiotic, such as:
- cefadroxil (Duricef);
- cefdinir (Omnicef);
- cefditoren (Spectracef);
- cefixime (Suprax);
- cefprozil (Cefzil);
- ceftazidime (Fortaz);
- cefuroxime (Ceftin);
- cephalexin (Keflex); and others.
Before taking loracarbef, tell your doctor if you have:
- kidney disease;
- a history of intestinal problems (especially colitis); or
- are allergic to any drugs, especially penicillins.
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take loracarbef.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether loracarbef passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
The liquid form of loracarbef may contain sucrose (sugar). Talk to your doctor before using this form of loracarbef if you have diabetes.
How should I take loracarbef (Lorabid)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Take loracarbef on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Shake the suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Take loracarbef for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Loracarbef will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Contact your doctor if your infection does not improve or if your symptoms get worse.
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Throw away any unused liquid medication that is older than 14 days.
Additional Lorabid Information
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