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Doctor insights on: Flucloxacillin Side Effects

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Can i use FLUCLOXACILLIN capsules to help my cough?

Can i use FLUCLOXACILLIN capsules to help my cough?

Definitely not: Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic, which can only help a bacterial infection. Most coughs are not due to bacteria; even when they are, it would take several days to help the cough. Nobody should ever take any antibiotic without a doctor's evaluation and prescription. Contact your GP about further evaluation of your cough and perhaps a propoer cough suppressant. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could I do heavy exercise while taking flucloxacillin?

Could I do heavy exercise while taking flucloxacillin?

Not so much: The antibiotic - unlike quinolones which you want to avoid heavy resistance training related to tendon issues. But depending on why you are taking this antibiotic, that may be the reason to avoid heavy exercise. Unfortunately, you didn't mention why you are taking this antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long does flucloxacillin take to clear boils? Been given 4 tablets of 500mg

How long does flucloxacillin take to clear boils? Been given 4 tablets of 500mg

Will not: Flucloxacillin will not clear boils. It will treat infection in the skin surrounding the boils but boils must be drained in order to clear. ...Read more

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Taking flucloxacillin and have gotten 2 small rashes?

Taking flucloxacillin and have gotten 2 small rashes?

Likely unconnected.: Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic in the penicillin family. While penicillins as a class can cause rashes, most med related rashes are generalized rather than localized. So, it's likely that something else has caused the rashes. However If your rash spread or becomes itchy or if you get other symptoms of allergic reaction, stop the med immediately & get medical help. ...Read more

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Expired flucloxacillin - okay or harmful?

Flucloxacillin: One day expired? or five years expired? Avoid expired medications when possible. ...Read more

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Whats use of flucloxacillin (floxacillin)?

Whats use of flucloxacillin (floxacillin)?

Treat infections: Flucloxacillin is available in europe, it is very similar to Dicloxacillin used in the usa. Both of these drugs are penicillinase-resistant penicillins that can be used to treat bacterial infections due to streptococcus sp. And methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus(mssa), they are not active against mrsa. ...Read more