Cloxacillin

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Patient Ratings for Cloxacillin

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What are you taking Cloxacillin for?

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  • Other
  • Cellulitis
  • Gram-positive Bacterial Infections
  • Joint Diseases
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Staphylococcal Skin Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Wound Infection

How long have you been taking it?

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  • Less than a week
  • A couple weeks
  • A month or so
  • A few months
  • A year or so
  • Two years or more

How well did Cloxacillin work for you?

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Uses of Cloxacillin

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Cloxacillin is used in the treatment of:

  • Cellulitis
  • Joint Diseases
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
  • Staphylococcal Skin Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Wound Infection

Cloxacillin is used in the prevention of:

  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
  • Postoperative Complications

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Cloxacillin Brand Names

Cloxacillin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Cloxacillin Drug Class

Cloxacillin is part of the drug class:

Cloxacillin Interactions

This is not a complete list of Cloxacillindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Cloxacillin and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Cloxacillin falls into category B:

There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Cloxacillin. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.

OR

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Cloxacillin, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.

Cloxacillin Dosage

Take cloxacillin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Cloxacillin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Cloxacillin is available in the following doses:

  • Cloxacillin 125 Mg/5 Ml Oral Powder For Reconstitution
  • Cloxacillin 250 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Cloxacillin 500 Mg Oral Capsule

Forms of Medication

Cloxacillin is available in the following forms:

  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Suspension
  • Prefilled Syringe