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    Information about Cloxacillin

    Cloxacillin uses

    Cloxacillin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How cloxacillin works

    Cloxacillin 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.

    Common side effects of cloxacillin

    Nausea, Allergic reaction, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

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    Expert advice for Cloxacillin

    • 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 Cloxacillin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

    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

    Q. Is Cloxacillin used for treating tonsillitis/ boils/acne/chlamydia/streptococcus infections?

    Cloxacillin 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

    Q. Does Cloxacillin cause weight gain or sleepiness?

    These are no studies showing any relation between weight gain, sleepiness and Cloxacillin use

    Q. Does it affect menstruation?

    It is not known to affect menstruation

    Q. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen)/ Tylenol (paracetamol) with Cloxacillin?

    There are no known interactions between Cloxacillin and Advil (ibuprofen)/ Tylenol (paracetamol). But doctor's advice should be followed about taking both the medications together

    Q. Is Cloxacillin safe for G6PD?

    Yes, Cloxacillin can be safely used in patients who have deficiency of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)

    Q. Does Cloxacillin expire?

    Cloxacillin has an expiry date, beyond which it should not be consumed. Please refer to the pack or package insert for the expiry date.

    Content on this page was last updated on 03 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)