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Brand name: Dicloxsig

Dicloxsig is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) dicloxacillin. On this page you will find out more about Dicloxsig, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: dicloxacillin

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Dicloxsig 250 mg capsule, 24

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Dicloxsig is indicated in the 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. Dicloxsig should not be used in infections due to organisms susceptible to benzylpenicillin. Important Note: When it is judged necessary that the treatment be initiated before definitive culture and sensitivity results are known, if the microbiology report later indicates 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Size 1 hard gelatin capsule with white body and cap.
Dosage Form Capsule
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
24 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture
Life time 1 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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