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Dr. Ira Katz
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Is it normal for dicloxacillin to make you feel horrible?

Please let us know: what symptoms you are experiencing so that we can better address your question. Can clarify and re-ask. ...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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How much dicloxacillin to clear mastitis?

How much dicloxacillin to clear mastitis?

As prescribed: Dicoloxacillin is typically recommended for 10-14 days. It is important to finish taking all of them even if you feel much better after a few days. ...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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Can you take dicloxacillin and amoxycillin/clavulanic together?

Can you take dicloxacillin and amoxycillin/clavulanic together?

Not not recommended: Both dicoxacin and Amoxicillin are antibiotics in penicillin class and amoxicillin/clavulanic and Dicloxacillin are often used for same indications like grm positive infections like staph infections.Dicloxicin is not used that much these days because staph resistance.Amoxicillin/clavulanic has many other indications and is still widely used. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dicloxacillin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dicloxacillin allergy?

Dicloxacillin g: Dicloxacillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Immediate allergic reactions (anaphylactic) usually begin within 20 minutes with possible urticaria, edema, airway/ breathing problems, low blood pressure & potentially death. Delayed reactions may occur anywhere from 48 hours after administration to a month. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/dicloxacillin-side-effects.html ...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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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

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Is it good to take ampicillin and dicloxacillin directly to a deep wound?

Is it good to take ampicillin and dicloxacillin directly to a deep wound?

Unlikely: Open wounds need cleaning and debridement. Some need systemic antibiotics, but local, or topical are uncommonly needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dynapen (dicloxacillin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dynapen (dicloxacillin) allergy?

Dynapen allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Dynapen (dicloxacillin) is an antibiotic. "Hypersensitivity reactions have included rash, fever, eosinophilia, pruritus, urticaria, angioneurotic edema, anaphylactic reactions (bronchospasm, hypotension, vascular collapse, death), laryngeal edema, laryngospasm, serum- > ...Read more

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Is it ok for a person to eat Dicloxacillin antib that are given for staph bacteria when the staph has not been determined.

Is it ok for a person to eat Dicloxacillin antib that are given for staph bacteria when the staph has not been determined.

MD's do best: your doctor made an educated guess to target your infection with this medicine. It is often used for styes, skin infections, etc. if you are hesitant talk to whomever prescribed it. Happy healing and good luck! ...Read more

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Does dicloxacillin work for a tooth infection/ache?

Does  dicloxacillin work for a tooth infection/ache?

Diclox is a medicine: In the pencillin family that is used to treat staphylococci. It's activity against other bugs may not be really good. Unless the dental infection is due to staph, there are better choices such as amoxicillin/clavulanate called Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in the usa. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dicloxacillin (Definition)

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