Various bacterial infections are treated with lorabid. These consist of:
infection of the urinary tract
inflamed vulvar tissue
Anthrax inhalation (post-exposure)
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache are typical Lorabid side effects. Lorabid may also make you feel lightheaded. Until you know how Lorabid affects you, avoid operating heavy machinery or driving.
A history of quinolone or other antibiotic hypersensitivity should prevent a person from taking lorabid. People with a history of epilepsy or a seizure disorder should also use it with caution.
Lorabid should not be taken by women who are pregnant or nursing.
For the majority of infections, an adult should take 250 mg of Lorabid every 12 hours. The daily dose cap is 4 grams.
The dosage for the treatment of anthrax inhalation is 500 mg every 12 hours for 60 days.
Lorabid and other drugs may interact. Inform your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and dietary supplements you are taking.
Examples of drugs with which Lorabid may interact are:
The list of medications that interact with Lorabid is not exhaustive. For more information, consult your physician or pharmacist.
Mechanism of Action
The group of medications known as quinolone antibiotics includes lorabid. It stops bacteria from reproducing by attaching to DNA. The action either eliminates the bacteria or stops their growth.
Lorabid is quickly absorbed from the digestive system. About 100% of the oral bioavailability.
3–4 hours make up Lorabid's half-life.
The kidneys play a major role in lorabid elimination.