Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking cloxacillin capsules. In particular, talk to your healthcare providers in case of allergic reactions. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may include: fever, chills, difficulty to breath, dizziness, rash, itching or swelling of throat, tongue and face.
If you are taking other medicines, or you think you may need to use an alternative form of cloxacillin capsules, always remember to ask your doctor’s opinion first. In these cases it’s useful to keep with you a list of all the drugs you are taking. Talk to him before starting any new cure as well, vitamins and natural products included.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your healthcare providers. Never use this medicine for a longer period of time than you have been told by your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay, and no special precautions have to be taken.
Indications and Usage
In adults, the dosage depends on conditions and response to the treatment. In children, it’s also based on weight and age. Take cloxacillin orally as suggested by your doctor. Cloxacillin is more effective when taken on an empty stomach, for example, 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. In order to make it as more effective as possible, take this drug at the same time every day for the entire duration of the therapy and at evenly spaced times.
Keep taking cloxacillin till the prescribed amount is over, even if you start feeling better before. Stopping the therapy earlier, may let the bacteria to continue developing, which may determine an aggravation of the infection.
Administration and Dosage
Different dosages may be chosen depending on the type of infection you have. For upper respiratory tract infections in adults, 250 mg every 6 hours for 1 to 2 weeks is the suggested dosage, depending on the gravity of the infection.
For pneumonia, 500 mg every 6 hours for around 3 weeks. For skin and structure infections, 500 mg every 6 hours for a week, depending on the severity of the infection. For cystitis, 250 mg every 6 hours for 3 days to a week, even if this drug is not often indicated to cure this problem. For pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infections or skin and structure infections in children from 1 to 18 years old, 50 to 100 mg per kg/orally divided every 6 hours is the suggested dosage. The safety and effectiveness of cloxacillin in children younger than 1 year have not been proved yet. The maximum dose is always 4 g per day.
Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking cloxacillin capsules. In particular, talk to your healthcare providers in case of allergic reactions. If you are taking other medicines, or you think you may need to use an alternative form of chloramphenicol capsules, always remember to ask your doctor’s opinion first. In these cases it’s useful to keep with you a list of all the drugs you are taking. Talk to him before starting any new cure as well, vitamins and natural products included. If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your healthcare providers.
Even if it’s not common for most antibiotics to affect hormonal birth control like pills, patches, or rings, a few antibiotics such as rifampin or rifabutin can reduce its efficacy, which could result in pregnancy. So if you use hormonal birth control items, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Cloxacillin may cause false positive results with certain diabetic urine testing products or lab tests such as cupric sulfate-type. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.
If you overdose cloxacillin capsules and you get serious symptoms like problems to breath, tell your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare specialist at once. Keep the container and tell them about the amount you took and related timing or call a poison control center. Overdose can also cause persistent vomit or diarrhea.
Adverse Reactions and Precautions
Before taking cloxacillin, tell your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare provider if you are allergic to it or to other antibiotics including penicillin-type drugs such as amoxicillin, ampicillin, penicillin or cephalosporins (like cephalexin or cefuroxime), or if you have any other kind of allergy. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
If you have ever had kidney problems, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting taking this medicine. Cloxacillin may also cause bacterial vaccines like typhoid vaccine to not work. So don’t have any vaccinations while taking cloxacillin unless your doctor tells you to.
Cloxacillin should be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding only if strictly necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
No adverse reactions have been reported.