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|Molar mass||349.769 g/mol|
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Loracarbef is an antibiotic. 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.
Loracarbef received FDA approval in 1991 and it was marketed under the trade name Lorabid. Its use was discontinued in 2006.
Diarrhea is the most common adverse effect with loracarbef. Side effects are more frequently seen with children under the age of twelve.
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