LORACARBEF-ORAL, Lorabid (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor of any allergies you have especially to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics, other antibiotics or other medications. Tell your doctor if you have a history of: kidney disease, colitis or other stomach problems. Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder or vaginal yeast infection). This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: probenecid, blood thinners, other antibiotics, live vaccines. Diabetics should be aware this medication may cause false positive urine glucose tests. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about alternative way to monitor your sugar levels. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach upset.
NOTES: This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection or give it to someone else. A different medication may be necessary.
MISSED DOSE: If you should miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose. If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose.
STORAGE: Store capsules and liquid suspension at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Check the expiration date on the liquid suspension and discard any unused medication after that date.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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