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 the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.
In Depth Information on Clx Capsule
Expert advice for Clx Capsule
- It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to cloxacillin or any of the other penicillins or cephalosporin.
- Cloxacillin may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Use a second method of birth control while taking cloxacillin to protect against pregnancy.
- Consult your doctor before taking cloxacillin, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you are on long-term treatment with cloxacillin, your kidney and liver function, and your blood cell count may have to be done regularly.
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.
There is limited information available on the use of Clx 500+more
mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor....
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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.