flucloxacillin

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flucloxacillin

A semisynthetic PENICILLIN antibiotic, readily absorbed when taken by mouth and effective against organisms that produce penicillin-destroying enzymes (beta-lactamases). A brand name is Floxapen. Formulated with ampicillin it is marketed as Magnapen.

flucloxacillin

; Floxapen systemic antibiotic used in the treatment of beta-lactamase-producing staphylococcal infections, e.g. impetigo, cellulitis and osteomyelitis; adult dose = 250-500 mg dose every 6 hours at least 30 minutes before food (child dose = half adult dose)

flucloxacillin

a penicillinase-resistant antibiotic; an isoxazolyl derivative of penicillin.