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Dr. Robert Kent
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Cloxacillin (Overview)

Cloxacillin is a second generation penicillin (penicillinase-resistant) which is a kind of penicillin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What is cloxacillin sodium used for?

What is cloxacillin sodium used for?

Treating infections: Cloxacillin is an antistaphylococcal penicillin class antibiotic that is active against gram positive bacteria such as staph. And strep. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
15 doctors shared insights

Cloxacillin (Overview)

Cloxacillin is a second generation penicillin (penicillinase-resistant) which is a kind of penicillin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Can a patient on warfarin take antibiotics for wound infection (cloxacillin)?

Can a patient on warfarin take antibiotics for wound infection (cloxacillin)?

With great care: Cloxacillin, ciprofloxin and especially Levaquin (levofloxacin) have been associated with elevations in the inr in some people on coumadin/warfarin, Dicloxacillin has been reported to lower the inr. The bottom line is many medications have the potential to affect the inr. If a medication change of any kind is to occur tlose monitoring should be donehe prescribing physician needs to be aware. If needed c. ...Read more

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Is cloxacillin effective antibiotic for pigsa?

Is cloxacillin effective antibiotic for pigsa?

Possibly: If the pigsa (boil) is infected and the bacteria associated with the infection is susceptible to the cloxacillin. However, more than 30 % to 40% of skin infections are now caused by MRSA. If treating empirically, its best to avoid cloxacillin. ...Read more

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Taking cloxacillin have side effect to a baby ...Because i'm pregnant.?

Taking cloxacillin have side effect to a baby ...Because i'm pregnant.?

Probably not: Cloxacillin is in pregnancy category b. There are no controlled data in human pregnancies; however, there are no literature reports of congenital abnormalities associated with it. Cloxacillin should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established. ...Read more

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What is cloxacillin sodium used for?

Treating infections: Cloxacillin is an antistaphylococcal penicillin class antibiotic that is active against gram positive bacteria such as staph. And strep. ...Read more

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Difference between sumapen and cloxacillin sodium?

Difference between sumapen and cloxacillin sodium?

Penicillins: Sumapen is Phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium beta lactim antibiotic.. Cloxacillin is semisynthetic beta-lactam antibiotic used in treatment of many bacterial infections ...Read more

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What is the difference between cloxacillin and flucloxacillin?

Penicillins: Cloxacillin is semisynthetic beta-lactam antibiotic used in treatment of many bacterial infections. Flucloxacillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic of the penicillin class used to treat Gram-positive bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Is cloxacillin effective antibiotic for pigsa?

Possibly: If the pigsa (boil) is infected and the bacteria associated with the infection is susceptible to the cloxacillin. However, more than 30 % to 40% of skin infections are now caused by MRSA. If treating empirically, its best to avoid cloxacillin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cloxacillin if you want to get pregnant?

Is it safe to take cloxacillin if you want to get pregnant?

Cloxaciline: This should not influence your ability to conceive. ...Read more

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Taking cloxacillin have side effect to a baby ...Because i'm pregnant.?

Probably not: Cloxacillin is in pregnancy category b. There are no controlled data in human pregnancies; however, there are no literature reports of congenital abnormalities associated with it. Cloxacillin should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established. ...Read more

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Which is better for boils: amoxicillin or cloxacillin?

Which is better for boils: amoxicillin or cloxacillin?

Cloxacillin: Boils are usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. Over 90% of s.Aureus are resistant to Amoxicillin while depending on the local amount of mrsa, cloxacillin will be active against 60-70% of s.Aureus. All MRSA will be resistant to both these drugs. Mrsa is usually treated orally with septra/bactrim, Doxycycline or clindamycin. ...Read more

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Is it safe for you to drink cloxacillin for boils?

Is it safe for you to drink cloxacillin for boils?

Depends: The boils are probably due to a staph infection and if the bug is resistant to clox and diclox drinking a gallon won't help. If the bug is sensitive it would probably do the trick. I haven't used that drug for a long time, but it used to come as a capsule which would work as well as a liquid. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) with cloxacillin?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) with cloxacillin?

Yes: No problem assuming you are not pregnant and you mean dicloxacillin. Some people have trouble with Advil (ibuprofen) irritating their stomach lining and cannot take it for that reason but most people your age tolerate it well, especially if taken with food. Older people with heart or kidney problems and those with diabetes should not take NSAIDS (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin trihydrate desame effect of cloxacillin sodium?

Is amoxicillin trihydrate  desame effect of cloxacillin sodium?

Not necessaraly: They are different antibiotics and have different effectiveness based on antibiotic resistance profiles of bacteria.They will both be effective for some problems but not others. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Cloxapen (Definition)

Cloxapen is a second generation penicillin (penicillinase-resistant) which is a kind of penicillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more