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Loracarbef
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(6R,7S)-7-[[(2S)-2-amino-2-phenylacetyl]amino]-3-chloro-8-oxo-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
Identifiers
CAS number 76470-66-1
ATC code J01DC08
PubChem 9906377
DrugBank APRD01077
Chemical data
Formula C 16H16ClN3O4  
Mol. mass 349.769 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Protein binding 25%
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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. It is marketed under the trade name Lorabid. Loracarbef is a synthetic "carba" analogue of cefaclor, and is more stable chemically. 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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