Lorabid

(Generic versions may still be available.)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Loracarbef is a synthetic b-lactam antibiotic of the carbacephem class for oral administration. Chemically, carbacephems differ from cephalosporin-class antibiotics in the dihydrothiazine ring where a methylene group has been substituted for a sulfur atom.

The chemical name for loracarbef is: (6R,7S)-7-[(R)-2-amino-2-phenylacetamido]-3-chloro-8-oxo-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2- carboxylic acid, monohydrate.

It is a white to off-white solid with a molecular weight of 367.8. The empirical formula is C16H16ClN3O4ĚH2O.

Lorabid (loracarbef) Pulvules and Lorabid (loracarbef) for Oral Suspension are intended for oral administration only.

Each Pulvule contains loracarbef equivalent to 200 mg (0.57 mmol) or 400 mg (1.14 mmol) anhydrous loracarbef activity. They also contain cornstarch, dimethicone, F Dy & C blue No. 2, gelatin, iron oxides, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, and other inactive ingredients.

After reconstitution, each 5 ml of Lorabid for Oral Suspension contains loracarbef equivalent to 100 mg (0.286 mmol) or 200 mg (0.57 mmol) anhydrous loracarbef activity. The suspensions also contain cellulose, F Dy & C red No. 40, flavors, methylparaben, propylparaben, simethicone emulsion, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sucrose, and xanthan gum.

What are the possible side effects of loracarbef (Lorabid, Lorabid Pulvules)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • fever, sore throat, and joint pain with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or
  • skin rash, bruising, severe tingling,...

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SIDE EFFECTS: Consult your pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.


Lorabid Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Lorabid, Lorabid Pulvules

Generic Name: loracarbef (Pronunciation: lor a KAR bef)

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What is loracarbef (Lorabid)?

Loracarbef is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body.

Loracarbef is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

Loracarbef may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of loracarbef (Lorabid)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • fever, sore throat, and joint pain with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or
  • skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild itching or skin rash;
  • mild nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite;
  • warmth, redness, or tingling under your skin;
  • headache;
  • dizziness, drowsiness; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

What is the most important information I should know about loracarbef (Lorabid)?

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to loracarbef, or to similar antibiotics, such as Ceftin, Cefzil, Duricef, Fortaz, Keflex, Omnicef, Spectracef, Suprax, and others.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs (especially penicillin).

Take this medication 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.

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.

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