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Brand name: Distaph

Distaph is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) dicloxacillin. On this page you will find out more about Distaph, 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:
Distaph 250 mg hard capsule, 24

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What this medicine is 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

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance size 2 capsule with white opaque body and cap, printed "DX" on the cap and "250" on the body in black.

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Dosage Form Capsule, hard
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
24 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30 capsule: 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 No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 May 2018

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