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What's use of flucloxacillin (floxacillin)?

What's 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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I was prescribed flucloxicillin for a lump on my cheek, after 7 days it's still there, what can I do now?

I was prescribed flucloxicillin for a lump on my cheek, after 7 days it's still there, what can I do now?

Go back to Dr.: Go back to your prescribing Dr. This requires a plan B, additional therapy, referral to surgeon or elsewhere. ...Read more

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Please, amoxicillin and flucloxicillin, which one is the best for treating skin infections?

Please, amoxicillin and flucloxicillin, which one is the best for treating skin infections?

Antibiotics: Skin infections are not often treated with penicillins. These are not choices I would make for my patients. ...Read more

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Septic arthritis of knee, staph, cleaned out +5wk flucloxicillin IV finished 2wk ago. Knee ok+no fever, still v tired. How long til I recover (fit33yo)?

Septic arthritis of knee, staph, cleaned out +5wk flucloxicillin IV finished 2wk ago. Knee ok+no fever, still v tired. How long til I recover (fit33yo)?

Everyone's different: It's always hard to say as everyone's body responds/recovers at different rates. If you were very sick when you were first diagnosed and had to go to the ICU, it can sometime take months till those types of patients feel back to normal or close to it. ...Read more

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