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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Cloxacillin (Definition)

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


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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

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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?

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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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 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.?

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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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

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Do ampicillin and cloxacillin help to reduce seizures?

Do ampicillin and cloxacillin help to reduce seizures?

Only with meningitis: These are two antibiotics and do not have a direct effect on seizures. However if the seizures are due to a bacterial infection of the brain they may be helpful by treating the infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ampicillin and cloxacillin to treat staph aureous?

Is it possible for ampicillin and cloxacillin to treat staph aureous?

Yes. But: I would be wary with ampicillin as most strains are beta-lactamase +. Unless, the lab test shows penicillin or ampicillin sensitivity I will not use this drug to treat staph infection blindly. A better relative drug option is amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, the latter component inhibits the beta-lactamase enzyme. Cloxacillin and amox-clav will act against Methicillin sensitive staph but not MRSA. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take cloxacillin for swollen eye crease?

Is it advisable to take cloxacillin for swollen eye crease?

If prescribed: If your doctor has evaluated and decided on that rx, then fine. If you have it left over from another infection, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I think im pregnant and I have boil on my legs im taking cloxacillin would that affect the development of my baby? Just incase im pregnant?

Not likely: The FDA states there are no reports of congenital abnormalities when taking Cloxacillin while pregnant. Personally, I would try to avoid taking prolonged antibiotics while pregnant if at all possible. Check with your doctor who prescribed this to you and ask for an alternative to taking an antibiotic based on your condition. Many times superficial skin boils are drained and don't need antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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Folliculitis (genital)since June2016, took Cloxacillin, mupirocin then ABcream & coamoxiclav (only once, change to cefuroxime).Improved but persistent? Why?

Folliculitis (genital)since June2016, took Cloxacillin, mupirocin then ABcream & coamoxiclav (only once, change to cefuroxime).Improved but persistent? Why?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis often is not due entirely (or even mostly) to infection. Antibiotics usually help, but often they don't clear it up entirely. If you are still shaving the area with folliculitis, you probably have to stop. Check back with the doctor who is treating you. If doubt remains, consider seeting a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello. I have a strep throat. Can Cloxacillin Sodium cure it? Thanks

Hello. I have a strep throat. Can Cloxacillin Sodium cure it? Thanks

Yes: Cloxacillin is in the penicillin family which is the first medicine recommend for Strep Throat. HOWEVER - if you just think you have strep throat and haven't been tested you may be using an antibiotic unnecessarily. Throat infections are annoying but the majority of them - even Strep - will self heal in about five days. If you are not too ill, you may want to try being patient, fluids, rest. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with cellulitis in my leg. Doctor has given me prescription for cloxacillin. I already have flu cloxacillin, are they the same?

I have been diagnosed with cellulitis in my leg. Doctor has given me prescription for cloxacillin. I already have flu cloxacillin, are they the same?

I have been unable: To find either of these penicillin derivatives in the U.S. pharmacopeia so I can't make a direct comparison. Please fill your prescription and take it as directed. If you don't notice improvement in the next 48 hours or if you get worse or notice new symptoms, you should tell your doctor. Untreated or underrated cellulitis can lead to serious complications. Dr. anne. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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