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Brand name: Dicloxacillin (Mylan) TM

Active ingredients: dicloxacillin

What it is used for

Treatment of confirmed or suspected staphylococcal and other Gram positive coccal infections, including skin and skin structure and wound infections, infected burns, cellulitis, osteomyelitis and pneumonia (note: benzylpenicillin is the drug of choice for the treatment of streptococcal pneumonia).,Bacteriological studies should be performed to determine the causative organisms and their susceptibility to dicloxacillin. Dicloxacillin has less intrinsic antibacterial activity and a narrower spectrum than benzylpenicillin. Dicloxacillin should therefore not be used in infections due to organisms susceptible to benzylpenicillin.,Important Note: When it is judged necessary that treatment is initiated before definitive culture and sensitivity results are known, if the microbiology report later indicates that the infection is due to an organism other than a benzylpenicillin resistant staphylococcus sensitive to dicloxacillin, the physician is advised to continue therapy with a drug other than dicloxacillin or any other penicillinase-resistant penicillin

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

size 0 capsule with white opaque body and cap, printed "DX" on the cap and "500" on the body in black.

Food interactions

For the active ingredient dicloxacillin

  • Take on an empty stomach, food decreases the availability.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient dicloxacillin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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