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I have been priscribed ampicillin 25omg and dicloxacillin 250 mg combination drug for abscess above the gum crating pain below the left side of the n?
Antistaphylococcal: This drug is effective against staphylococci which have developed resistance to penicillin by virtue of the production of an enzyme called penicillinase. Unfortunately it is not effective against mrsa, and has reduced activity in comparison to penicillin against other organisms. Its purpose is quite limited. ...Read more
Without: Food can decrease absorption. Take an hour before or two hours after food. ...Read more
Please let us know: what symptoms you are experiencing so that we can better address your question. Can clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
See below: Dicloxicillin is usually well tolerated in the vast majority of patients who take it. It is best taken on an empty stomach. Like other penicillin class drugs it can cause side effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic reactions, serum sickness, interstitial nephritis and bone marrow toxicity. ...Read more
I was prescribed dicloxacillin 1000mg per day for 3 weeks for lymphangitis on chest. It recurred within 1 week of finishing course. What should I do?
Go back to the doc: You apparently have some sort of resistant bug. You probably need to get a culture and sensitivity test to different antibiotics if it hasn't resolved. You definitely need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Not not recommended: Both dicoxacin and Amoxicillin are antibiotics in penicillin class and amoxicillin/clavulanic and Dicloxacillin are often used for same indications like grm positive infections like staph infections.Dicloxicin is not used that much these days because staph resistance.Amoxicillin/clavulanic has many other indications and is still widely used. ...Read more
Dicloxacillin g: Dicloxacillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Immediate allergic reactions (anaphylactic) usually begin within 20 minutes with possible urticaria, edema, airway/ breathing problems, low blood pressure & potentially death. Delayed reactions may occur anywhere from 48 hours after administration to a month. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/dicloxacillin-side-effects.html ...Read more
Relatively: Alcohol and Dicloxacillin do not have any severe interactions, however, you should not drink while you are on an antibiotics. Alcohol consumption will temporarily lower your immune system making it harder for the antibiotic to heal your infection as well as lowering the drugs efficacy. If you are sick enough to be on an antibiotics, you should not drink alcohol. ...Read more
Dynapen allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Dynapen (dicloxacillin) is an antibiotic. "Hypersensitivity reactions have included rash, fever, eosinophilia, pruritus, urticaria, angioneurotic edema, anaphylactic reactions (bronchospasm, hypotension, vascular collapse, death), laryngeal edema, laryngospasm, serum- > ...Read more
Is it ok for a person to eat Dicloxacillin antib that are given for staph bacteria when the staph has not been determined.
MD's do best: your doctor made an educated guess to target your infection with this medicine. It is often used for styes, skin infections, etc. if you are hesitant talk to whomever prescribed it. Happy healing and good luck! ...Read more
My child has been on dicloxacillin for 5 days for redness around her toenail (no ingrown). The pain is gone but no change in redness. Normal?
Sometimes: It takes a while for the redness to go away. Your child is obviously responding to the medication if the pain is gone. If the redness is not gone after a week call the doctor but it sounds as if everything is going to be ok. I usually recommend soaking 3 times a day in a packet of domeboro solution dissolved in water. It seems to heal faster. Good luck. ...Read more
Diclox is a medicine: In the pencillin family that is used to treat staphylococci. It's activity against other bugs may not be really good. Unless the dental infection is due to staph, there are better choices such as amoxicillin/clavulanate called Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in the usa. ...Read more
Yesterday I was prescribed dicloxacillin for a large cut on my foot. I now have an infected bite on my ankle. Will dicloxacillin work on my bite too?
Looks like follucilitis on legs. Doctor put me on dicloxacillin 250mg for a week and it didn't clear. What should I do? Doctor said possible psoriasis
Herpes on lower leg - treatment dicloxacillin 4 times a day and Fucidin cream - that sound like a good treatment?
Herpes: First of all, you present no evidence that this is herpes simplex. Not even a description of the rash. There's no way to tell you what you have on your leg without seeing it. The dermatologist's basic and best talent is to use his or her eyeballs to make a diagnosis. And while herpes on the leg would be rare, it would require medicine specific for herpes simplex. ...Read more
Trying to conceive , but husband is taking antibiotics amoxycilin and dicloxacillin 250mg each.. will it affect sperms or pose prblms if i get pregnt?
Probably not...: What I have known and what I have reviewed and read failed to reveal any mention of their possible effect on spermatogenesis - sperm formation. So, I would say both have no concern on sperms. However, in reality, behind what we have known always still hides a lot of what we don't know. If still in doubt, ask his prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Can the antibiotic dicloxacillin cause black stool and intestinal bleeding? Have been using for a week now and have black stool. what do I do?
See your doctor: As indicated earlier, it is not feasible to know if the black stool is due to intestinal bleeding. It requires examination of stool. You ought to consult your doctor. ...Read more
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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