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It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections
               



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What is this medicine?

DICLOXACILLIN (dye klox a SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • asthma
  • bowel disease, like colitis
  • eczema
  • kidney disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dicloxacillin, other penicillins or antibiotics, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on your prescription label. It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early even if you feel better. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • tetracycline antibiotics

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • birth control pills
  • probenecid
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or if you get new symptoms.

Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.

If you are diabetic, you may get a false positive result for sugar in your urine. Check with your health care professional.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.

               
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