GENERIC NAME: LORACARBEF - ORAL (lor-uh-KAR-beff)
BRAND NAME(S): Lorabid
USES: Loracarbef is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.
HOW TO USE: This medication should be taken on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. The liquid suspension form of this medication must be shaken well before using. It does not have to be refrigerated. Discard any unused portion after 14 days because the drug loses potency.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and headache. If they continue or become severe, inform your doctor promptly. Report promptly: nervousness, insomnia, dizziness. Unlikely to occur but report: fever, easy bleeding or bruising, a change in the amount of urine, seizures. Notify your doctor immediately if an allergic reaction occurs while taking this medication. Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives, itching. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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