Dicloxacillin for Cellulitis

Approved uses for dicloxacillin include the treatment of a number of bacterial infections, including cellulitis. Dicloxacillin should only be used, however, when there is a good chance that the infection is caused by bacteria that will be susceptible to the drug. In many cases, this is determined using a "culture and sensitivity" test.

Dicloxacillin is approved for use in adults and children. It is a type of penicillin antibiotic, and works to kill certain bacteria by stopping them from making cell walls.
There are also some off-label (or unapproved) uses for the drug, such as preventing any type of infection.
(Click Dicloxacillin Uses to learn more about treating cellulitis and other infections with this drug. This article takes a more in-depth look at how it works and whether it can be given to children.)
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