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What is dicloxacillin used for?

What is dicloxacillin used for?

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

Dynapen (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on dicloxacillin?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on dicloxacillin?

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

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Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Why do we use sodium flouride instead of calcium flouride in our toothpastes, mouthwashes etc? It's much less toxic than sodium flouride.

Not bio-available: The short answer is that calcium Fluoride is so extremely insoluble as to be considered unusable by your body. Sodium and stannous fluorides are able to be broken down and then the fluorides can enter into and bond with the enamel. Enamel is made of a ring of ions and the Fluoride substitutes in the center to form a more stable ring. This new "ring" is more resistant to decay. ...Read more

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What does it mean to say that someone has a CRITICALLY high level of sodium (sodium 157 mmol/L). does it literally mean life-threatening?

What does it mean to say that someone has a CRITICALLY high level of sodium (sodium 157 mmol/L). does it literally mean life-threatening?

Can be: Complications of severe hypernatremia are primarily related to brain dysfunction. Elevated sodium causes a shift of water ouf of cells which causes cell dehydration and neurologic symptoms. These may lead to seizures coma and permanent brain damage if not treated. Go to your doctor to find out the cause of the elevated serum sodium level and get the levels back to normal under MEDICAL SUPERVISION ...Read more

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What is the side effect of pravastatin sodium?

What is the side effect of pravastatin sodium?

Well tolerated: The majority of people on pravatatin don't even know they're taking it. Occasionally there is generalized muscle aching which improves on a smaller dose. Nausea, headache, rash fatigue, dizziness and stomach pain are listed as side effects but i rarely see them. If you think it's causing a side effect, the protocol is to stop it till the symptom resolves and then restart it to see if it returns. ...Read more

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Are there normal side effects of dicloxacillin?

Are there normal side effects of dicloxacillin?

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

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Does promethazine, and Prozac (fluoxetine) interact? Im on promethazine, prozac, (fluoxetine) pantorazole sodium, and iron pills. Does any or all interact?

No one knows: The only interaction studies involve only two medications. Theoretically, we know a great deal about the manner in which drugs are metalized and they possible interactions between two. More than 2 is a guess. Then there is the individual or idiosyncratic reactions which are unique to that person and not predictable. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Dicloxacillin (Definition)

Dicloxacillin is in the penicillin family. It is safe in pregnancy ...Read more


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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more