Lorabid is a carbacephem antibiotic sometimes grouped together with the second-generation cephalosporin antibiotics. It is marketed under the trade name Lorabid. It is used to treat infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia and tonsillitis. This drug should not be used by people with allergies to the cephalosporin antibiotics. Also, you should consult with your physician if you are allergic to penicillin before taking this medication. It should be taken at least one hour prior to eating or at least 2 hours after eating. The most common side effects are rash, diarrhea and abdominal pain. You should stop using the medication if you develop a skin rash.
Before Using Lorabid
The risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For Lorabid, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. You should also tell your doctor if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
This medicine has been tested on children 6 months of age and older. In effective doses, the medicine has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems than it does in adults.
This medicine has been tested in a limited number of elderly patients and has not been shown to cause different or more severe side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
How should I take Lorabid?
You should take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label faithfully. Take this medicine with a full glass of water and on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. 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. 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.
The dose of this medicine is different depending on the patient. You should definitely follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day and the time allowed between doses, depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
Lorabid side effects
Get immediate medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- fever, sore throat, and joint pain with a severe blistering and red skin rash;
- easy bruising or bleeding;
- skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, muscle weakness.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this medication applies to your personal circumstances.