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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flucloxacillin: If you decide to take flucloxacillin for your inflammatory acne, you may need to use a topical treatment, such as benzoyl peroxide, along with the flucloxacillin. This is effective but its difficult to say if this is better than other medications. It depends on owns body response. ...Read more
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
If you had a cold and was proscribed amoxycillin but all ready have a box of flucloxacillin could you just use that?
Antibiotic choice: It might not make much difference to you, but your doctor should be aware of your decision. THis is especially true if you develop a reaction to, or an allergy from the "substitute" medication. While rare, if they happen they need to be reported. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a skin abcess NHS Dr prescribed flucloxacillin but might not be available in Dubai where I work now, is Augmentin OK to use instead?
I've been prescribed flucloxacillin 500mg 4 times a day for a week -. I have been taking them every 4-6 hours, are those timings okay?
Yes: This can work to help you avoid working at night time. ...Read more
Rx flucloxacillin 500mg x1 four times a day, does it have to be spread over 24 hours (every 6 hours) or can it be less?
Stick to schedule: Most medications have a specific dosage schedule to ensure that you have the correct level of the medication in your blood stream to ensure the best efficacy. While you don't have to be exact on the dosage times, it is important to stay within an hour or less of the time you should be taking the medication. ...Read more
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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