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Doctor insights on: Flucloxacillin Uses

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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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Might I use flucloxacillin for dental abcess?

Might I use flucloxacillin for dental abcess?

Spectrum: Dentists tend to use broad spectrum antibiotics. The one you list is not that type. I recommend you do not take any medication without the advice of a health provider. ...Read more

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Can i use flucloxacillin to treat acne, is it as good as retin a (tretinoin) and doxy?

Can i use flucloxacillin to treat acne, is it as good as retin a (tretinoin) and doxy?

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

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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

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If you had a cold and was proscribed amoxycillin but all ready have a box of flucloxacillin could you just use that?

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 more

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Can i use amoxicillin after i have been using flucloxacillin (3days) for tooth infection? amoxicillin was prescribed by the doctor.

Can i use amoxicillin after i have been using flucloxacillin (3days) for tooth infection? amoxicillin was prescribed by the doctor.

Antibiotics: Antibiotics only treat the symptoms of the infection but to not actually cure your problem. Did your dentist examine you, the tooth in question, and then prescribe the medications? If so, then your concerns should be addressed to the dentist who is treating you. ...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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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?

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

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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