dicloxacillin sodium


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dicloxacillin sodium

[dī′kloksəsil′in]
a penicillinase-resistant penicillin.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of bacterial infections, especially those caused by penicillinase-producing strains of staphylococci.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to any penicillin medication prohibits its use.
adverse effects The most serious adverse effect is hypersensitivity reaction. Other side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and epigastric distress.

dicloxacillin sodium

(dīklok´səsil´ən),
n brand names: Dycill, Dynapen, Pathocil;
drug class: penicillinase-resistant penicillin;
action: interferes with cell wall replication of susceptible organisms;
uses: infections caused by penicillinase-producing
Staphylococcus.