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Brand name: Dicloxsig TM

Active ingredients: dicloxacillin

What it is used 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.

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Lifetime is 1 Years.

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

Visual appearance

Size 1 hard gelatin capsule with white body and cap.

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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Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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