CLOXACILLIN SODIUM FOR INJECTION 500MG 7ML
Cloxacillin belongs to the group of medications known as antibiotics, specifically to the family of antibiotics known as penicillins. Cloxacillin is used for the treatment of certain bacterial infections. It is most commonly used to treat infections of the skin, bone, heart valve, blood, and lung. Cloxacillin kills some types of bacteria that can cause these infections.
Dosage and Administration:
Depending on your specific product, this medication is given by injection into a vein or muscle as directed by your doctor, usually every 6 hours. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dosage is also based on weight.
Precautions & Warning:
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Allergy: Cloxacillin is a type of penicillin and therefore should not be used by anyone with a serious penicillin allergy. People who have allergies in general should watch carefully for any reaction to cloxacillin when starting a new prescription.
Other infections: Treatment with any antibiotic may allow normal fungus or types of bacteria not killed by the antibiotic to overgrow, causing unwanted infections such as yeast infections. Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you notice symptoms of a new infection.
Stomach problems: People taking this medication may develop diarrhea caused by an infection with the bacteria C. difficile. If you have loose, watery and bloody bowel movements, with or without fever or stomach cramps after taking cloxacillin, get medical attention as soon as possible. Diarrhea caused by C. difficile infection can lead to serious health problems if it is not properly treated.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: This medication passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking cloxacillin, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Do not take cloxacillin if you:
are allergic to cloxacillin or any ingredients of the medication
have a serious penicillin allergy
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include:
Cloxacillin may cause false positive results with certain diabetic urine testing products (cupric sulfate-type). If you use these products, consult your doctor for more information.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing and out of the reach of children.