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Dicloxacillin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 14, 2019

Dicloxacillin is a penicillin-type antibiotic used for treating various kinds of bacterial infections. It works by effectively stopping bacterial growth in the body. This antibiotic can be used to treat only bacterial infections, non-viral infections such as the flu or the common cold.

It is administered in the form of oral tablets, which should be taken once daily, and along with food, in order to avoid stomach upset. It is important that this medicine is used exactly the way your doctor prescribes it. The medication should be continued for at least a few days after the symptoms of infection have gone away. Stopping the medication early might cause a relapse in the growth of the bacteria.

Before using this medication tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, or if you are allergic to certain food items or substances. Also, tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney diseases. It should not be used by pregnant and/or breastfeeding women.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Bacterial Infections

  • Pneumonia

  • Throat Infection

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Dicloxacillin as ingredient

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This medication is used in treating staphylococcal infections. The drug is mainly used against infections caused by bacteria that produce beta-lactamase. Bacterial cell wall synthesis in its third and last stage is inhibited when dicloxacillin binds to penicillin-binding proteins and autolysins mediate the process of cell lysis.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medicine interacts with the following medicine which includes Warfarin, Methotrexate, and Tetracyclines.

Ques: What is Dicloxacillin?

Ans: This medication is a penicillin-type antibiotic used for treating various kinds of bacterial infections, and it works by effectively stopping bacterial growth in the body.

Ques: How long do I need to use Dicloxacillin before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Dicloxacillin?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Dicloxacillin empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Dicloxacillin?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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About Dicloxacillin
What are the uses of Dicloxacillin
What are the contraindications of Dicloxacillin ?
What are the side effects of Dicloxacillin ?
Key highlights of Dicloxacillin
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Dicloxacillin
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Dicloxacillin ?
FAQs about Dicloxacillin