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Side effect(s) of Cloxacillin

Read the side effects of Cloxacillin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ache

Blood: Low blood counts

Allergic reaction: Itching, rash, fever, severe allergic reactions like angioedema and anaphylaxis

Cardiovascular system: Low blood pressure

Brain: Confusion, lethargy, twitching, seizures

Kidneys: Loss of blood or protein in the urine, kidney damage

Liver: Increased liver enzymes, liver damage

Superinfection: Infection of the digestive tract with certain bacteria like Clostridium difficile and fungi may occur if cloxacillin is administered for a prolonged duration.

Other Precautions :  Patients should complete the entire course of therapy, even if they feel completely well.
Patients should be advised not take an additional non-prescription drug such as antacids, laxatives, or vitamins along with cloxacillin.
Use with caution in patients with kidney or seizure disorder.

Drug Name : Cloxacillin

Cloxacillin generic Cloxacillin is used for to the treatment of several infections that may include endocarditis (infection of the inner layer of the heart), pneumonia (infection of the lung) and other respiratory tract infections, bone and joint infections, sepsis (blood infection), skin and soft tissue infections and urinary tract infection. Like other penicillins, it prevents the synthesis of the bacterial wall, resulting in its death. It is effective against bacteria that produce an enzyme called penicillinase like penicillinase-producing Staphylococci Penicillinase breaks down penicillin and results in resistance to the drug.
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