Cloxacillin Sodium 500 mg Injection

  • Medicine name- Bioclox
  • API- Cloxacillin Sodium
  • Pack Size- 1 vial
  • Strength- 500 mg
  • Marketed by- Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
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Description

Cloxacillin is used for the treatment of streptococcus, pneumonia, and staphylococcus bacterial infections. It prevents bacteria from reproducing, which allows the body to fight only the existing bacteria.

Dosage and Side Effects

Cloxacillin injection is administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or through intravenous infusion.

Adults: The recommended dose is 250 to 500 mg i.m. or i.v. every 6 hours. I.V. dosage may be increased in serious infections. Maximum dosage for adult patients is 6 g/day. Children (up to 20 kg): The recommended dose is 25 to 50 mg/kg/day into 4 equal doses administered i.m. or i.v. every 6 hours.

This dose of cloxacillin injection may be adjusted by a health specialist on behalf of patients particular condition and age.

The most commonly reported side effects due to Cloxacillin include: gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, gas, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Warning and Precautions

  • During the long-term therapy with cloxacillin antibiotic, hepatic, renal and hematopoietic functions needs to be checked periodically.

  • Severe and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity (anaphylactoid) reactions have been observed in such patients who recieving cephalosporin or penicillin therapy.

  • Watchful inquiry should be made concerning prior hypersensitivity to reactions to penicillins, cephalosporins or certain other allergens.

  • During treatment with cloxacillin generic, in case allergic or anaphylactic reactions occur, interrupt treatment and administer the usual agents, e.g. pressor amines, antihistamines, corticosteroids.

  • The passage of any penicillin from blood into the brain is facilitated by inflamed meninges and during cardiopulmonary bypass. In the existence of such factors, mainly in renal failure when high serum concentration can be attained, CNS side effects including convulsive seizures, myoclonia and depressed consciousness can be expected.

  • During long-term therapy with cloxacillin 10g or with any other dosage strength, renal, hepatic and hematopoietic functions needs to be checked periodically.

  • Candidiasis and some other superinfections may emerge, mainy in debilitated and malnourished patients, or those with low resistance to infection due to immunosuppressors, corticosteroids or irradiation. If superinfection apears, institute apt measures.

FAQ's

What is Cloxacillin?

Cloxacillin typically is an antibiotic agent authorized to treat beta-hemolytic streptococcal and pneumococcal infections as well as staphylococcal infections.

What dosage forms Cloxacillin comes in?

This medicinal product is available in the different dosage strength which are as follows:

  • Cloxacillin 500 mg
  • Cloxacillin 1g
  • Cloxacillin 2g
  • Cloxacillin 10 g

How is Cloxacillin administered?

Cloxacillin comes as powder for reconstitution for injection administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or through intravenous infusion.

What type of drug is Cloxacillin?

Cloxacillin specifically is a type of drug called penicillin antibiotic.