Dicloxacillin - Drug Information

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General Information on Dicloxacillin

Generic Name : Dicloxacillin

Pronunciation : dye klox a sill' in

Latest prescription information about Dicloxacillin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Why is Dicloxacillin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is penicillin-like antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, infections of the ear, urinary tract, bone and skin.  

When should Dicloxacillin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Dicloxacillin?

Dose is based on patient’s condition.
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 125-250 mg 6 hourly, it may be increased.

How should Dicloxacillin be taken?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Dicloxacillin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, any allergy, asthma, blood disease, intestinal inflammation, stomach problems, hay fever, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Avoid long-term or repeated use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Dicloxacillin?

   Body as a Whole : Sickness-like symptoms like fever, uneasiness, hives, muscle pain, joint pain and abdominal pain.
   Genitourinary : Kidney inflammation.
   Metabolic : Bone marrow depression.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and black or hairy tongue.
   Blood : Decreased white blood cell counts.

What are the other precautions for Dicloxacillin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Dicloxacillin?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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