Dicloxacillin treats certain bacterial infections. Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
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Uses of Dicloxacillin
Dicloxacillin is used in the treatment of:
- Pneumonia, Bacterial
- Soft Tissue Infections
- Staphylococcal Skin Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Wound Infection
Dicloxacillin 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.
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Dicloxacillin Drug Class
Dicloxacillin is part of the drug class:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
This is not a complete list of Dicloxacillindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Dicloxacillin 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.
Dicloxacillin falls into category B:
There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Dicloxacillin. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Dicloxacillin, 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.
Take dicloxacillin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Dicloxacillin 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
Dicloxacillin is available in the following doses:
- Dicloxacillin 250 Mg Oral Capsule
- Dicloxacillin 500 Mg Oral Capsule
- Dicloxacillin 62.5 Mg/5 Ml Oral Powder For Reconstitution
Forms of Medication
Dicloxacillin is available in the following forms:
- Oral Capsule
- Oral Suspension