About KLOX D 500 MG TABLET
KLOX D 500 MG TABLET belongs to the ‘antibiotics’ class of drugs, primarily used to treat bacterial infections. It is used to treat various infections like bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes), pneumonia (infection in one or both lungs), or staphylococcal infections. Bacterial infection occurs when harmful bacteria grow in the body and causes illness. It can infect any part of the body and multiply very quickly.
KLOX D 500MG TABLET contains Dicloxacillin, a penicillin antibiotic. It has bactericidal (ability to kill bacteria) activity against gram-positive and gram-negative aerobic (requires oxygen to survive) and anaerobic (survives with little or no oxygen) bacteria. Dicloxacillin binds to the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) inside the bacterial cell wall and inhibits cell wall synthesis.
Use KLOX D 500 MG TABLET as suggested by the doctor. Your doctor will advise the dose and duration based on the severity of your infection. Like all medicines, KLOX D 500MG TABLET also causes side effects, although not everybody gets them. Common side effects of KLOX D 500MG TABLET include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, red or swollen gums, and blisters/ulcers in the mouth. If any of these effects persist or worsen, seek medical advice promptly.
Brief your medical history to the doctor if you have any allergic reactions to antibiotics. Please inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney diseases, bleeding disorders, and asthma. Do not use KLOX D 500MG TABLET while having vaccinations with live bacterial vaccines (typhoid vaccine) since KLOX D 500MG TABLET may affect the vaccine’s activity. KLOX D 500MG TABLET should be used during pregnancy only if the doctor advised you. It is also excreted into breast milk. Hence, it is recommended to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking KLOX D 500MG TABLET.
Uses of KLOX D 500MG TABLET
KLOX D 500MG TABLET contains Dicloxacillin that belongs to the class of penicillin antibiotics. It has a bactericidal action against gram-positive and gram-negative aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. It acts by binding to the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) inside the bacterial cell wall and inhibits its cell wall synthesis. This process further leads to cell lysis or death. Thus, KLOX D 500MG TABLET helps treat various bacterial infections. KLOX D 500MG TABLET does not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of KLOX D 500MG TABLET
- Red or swollen gums
- Allergic reaction
- Blisters/ulcers in the mouth
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
If you have a history of any asthma, kidney disease, stomach problems (nausea, vomiting, digestive issues), bleeding disorders, and heart or liver diseases. Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) is reported during usage of antibiotics like KLOX D 500MG TABLET. Therefore, please undergo an examination to rule out the chances of CDAD if you experience diarrhea following KLOX D 500MG TABLET therapy. Let your doctor know if you are undergoing any vaccinations with live bacterial vaccines (like typhoid vaccine) since KLOX D 500MG TABLET may affect vaccines’ activity. KLOX D 500MG TABLET should be used with caution during pregnancy. KLOX D 500MG TABLET is also excreted into breast milk. Please seek medical advice if you are breastfeeding before taking KLOX D 500MG TABLET. Sometimes, antibiotic medications can cause antibiotic resistance. In such cases, your doctor may prescribe other antibiotics, you are not resistant to.
Drug-Drug Interaction: KLOX D 500MG TABLET may interact with anticoagulants (warfarin), anti-cancer drugs (methotrexate), and antibiotics (tetracycline).
Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid alcohol consumption while taking KLOX D 500MG TABLET to prevent unpleasant side-effects, such as nausea and vomiting.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Before taking KLOX D 500MG TABLET, let your doctor know if you have kidney disease, bleeding disorders, asthma, heart or liver diseases, and are undergoing dialysis treatment.