Dicloxacillin: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Interactions

Dicloxacillin is a narrow-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms. It belongs to the penicillin class of antibiotics.
Where to get
Available with a prescription from pharmacies or healthcare providers.
Applicable for
Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Dicloxacillin FAQ

What is Dicloxacillin used for?

Dicloxacillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body. Dicloxacillin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or staphylococcal (also called "staph") infections. Dicloxacillin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is Dicloxacillin viatris used for?

DICLOXACILLIN VIATRIS is used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria. DICLOXACILLIN VIATRIS is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called penicillins. These medicines work by killing the bacteria that are causing your infection.

Does dicloxacillin work for a cold?

DICLOXACILLIN (dye klox a SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It treats some infections caused by bacteria. It will not work for colds, the flu, or other viruses. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions. COMMON BRAND NAME (S): Dynapen

Can dicloxacillin be used to treat bacterial infections?

In the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication, dicloxacillin is unlikely to be beneficial, and increases the risk of development of drug-resistant bacteria. Prolonged treatment with antibiotics can result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms.

What is dicloxacillin sodium?

Dicloxacillin sodium is a semisynthetic penicillin that resists inactivation by staphylococcal β-lactamase (penicillinase). Penicillinase resistant penicillins exert a bactericidal action against penicillin-susceptible microorganisms during active multiplication. All penicillins inhibit the biosynthesis of the bacterial cell wall.

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