Loracarbef

Loracarbef
Clinical data
Trade names Lorabid
AHFS/Drugs.com Monograph
MedlinePlus a601206
ATC code
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding 25%
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C16H16ClN3O4
Molar mass 349.769 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)
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Loracarbef is an antibiotic.[1] It is a carbacephem, but it is sometimes grouped together with the second-generation cephalosporin antibiotics. Loracarbef is a synthetic "carba" analog of cefaclor, and is more stable chemically.

History

Loracarbef received FDA approval in 1991 and it was marketed under the trade name Lorabid. Its use was discontinued in 2006.

Side effects

Diarrhea is the most common adverse effect with loracarbef. Side effects are more frequently seen with children under the age of twelve.

References

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