Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking cloxacillin.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay, and no special precautions have to be taken.
Contact your doctor before using this drug if:
- You are allergic to any penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotic;
- You have liver or kidney disease;
- You are taking any other medication.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, change in the amount of urine, pink or dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin.
The use of cloxacillin during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be avoided as it is still unknown how it may affect your baby. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking cloxacillin.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. The usual dose for adults is: 250 – 500mg every 6 hours, with a maximum dose of 2g every 4 – 6 hours. The correct dose for children should be provided by a doctor.
Possible interactions include: oral contraceptives, phenytoin and warfarin. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with cloxacillin.