Medicine Overview of Clx Capsule
Uses of Clx Capsule
Clx 500mg Capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
Side effects of Clx Capsule
Nausea, Allergic reaction, Vomiting, Diarrhoea.
How to use Clx Capsule
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Clx 500mg Capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
How Clx Capsule works
Clx 500mg capsule is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.
In Depth Information on Clx Capsule
Expert advice for Clx Capsule
- Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
- It is better to take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
- Discontinue Clx and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
Special precautions for Clx 500mg Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Clx 500mg Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Clx 500mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation.+more
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Clx 500mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Clx 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clx 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while taking this medicine....
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while taking this medicine.
Clx 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clx 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while taking this medicine....
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while taking this medicine.
Frequently asked questions for Clx 500mg Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Cloxacillin
Q. Is cloxacillin a penicillin/antibiotic?
Cloxacillin belongs to a class of medication called penicillin antibiotics. It does not contain penicillin but is structurally similar to it. It is is used to treat bacterial infections in the body affecting the ear, nose, throat, lungs (pneumonia), skin and skin structure infections, urinary bladder infection (cystitis), infection of the valves of the heart, bone infections, especially those caused by the resistant staphylococcus bacteria
Q. What does it treat?
It is also used to treat leprosy and lepra-reaction seen in leprosy, and to prevent infection during surgery
Q. Is cloxacillin the same as amoxicillin?
Cloxacillin is not the same as amoxicillin, but they belong to the same class of medication called penicillin antibiotics
Clx is not commonly used to treat tonsillitis/boils/acne/chlamydia. It may be used to treat streptococcus infections but is more commonly used for staphylococcus infections
These are no studies showing any relation between weight gain, sleepiness and Clx use
Q. Does it affect menstruation?
It is not known to affect menstruation
There are no known interactions between Clx and Advil (ibuprofen)/ Tylenol (paracetamol). But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together
Yes, Clx can be safely used in patients who have deficiency of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)
Clx has an expiry date, beyond which it should not be consumed. Please refer to the pack or package insert for the expiry date.
Substitutes for Clx Capsule
Klox 500mg Capsule
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