oxacillin sodium


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ox·a·cil·lin so·di·um

(ok'să-sil'in sō'dē-ŭm),
A semisynthetic penicillin used in the oral therapy of penicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections.

oxacillin sodium

[ok′səsil′in]
a penicillinase-resistant penicillin antibiotic.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of severe bacterial infections caused by penicillinase-producing staphylococci.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to any other penicillin prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the most serious effects are anaphylaxis and other less severe allergic reactions, GI disturbances, and pruritus ani and vulvae.

ox·a·cil·lin so·di·um

(ok'să-sil'in sō'dē-ŭm)
Semisynthetic penicillin used in oral therapy of penicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections.

oxacillin sodium (ok´səsil´in),

n brand names: Bactocill, Prostaphlin;
drug class: penicillinase-resistant penicillin;
action: interferes with cell wall replication of susceptible organisms; the cell wall, rendered osmotically unstable, swells and bursts from osmotic pressure;
uses: effective for gram-positive cocci, infections caused by penicillinase-producing
Staphylococcus.