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Doctor insights on: Cloxacillin Uses

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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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 has no proven toxicity to the human fetus. There are no controlled data in human pregnancies; but, there are no 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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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